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Youth gets 20 yrs jail for raping minor

Jajpur, Aug 30: A youth has been sent to 20 years in jail for raping a minor by the Jajpur District and Sessions Judge Court here on Tuesday.

District and Sessions Judge Padmacharan Dash handed down the jail term to 22-year-old Kalindi Mallick, a resident of Daniamoda under Jajpur police station, for raping a 15-year-old girl on September 15, 2013 when the victim was returning to her house.

The police arrested the accused and registered Sections 376 (g) (gang-rape) of the IPC and Section 4 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. 

Fifteen witnesses, including the parents of the victim were examined during the course of the trial,  said Special Public Prosecutor Ajaya Kumar Das.

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