Orissa HC awards 10 years RI to man for raping school student in Cuttack

Cuttack: Orissa High Court on Monday awarded 10 years Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) to a man named Anuj Mallick for rape of a school student in 2017. The Cuttack Ad-hoc Fast Track POCSO Court issued the order.

As per reports, the Court has awarded 10 years RI and a fine of Rs. 50,000 to the accused in this rape case. If the accused does not pay the fine, he would be lodged in the jail for an additional six months. Also, the Court has asked the convict to pay a sum of Rs. 5 lakh to the victim. This amount will be provided through the District Legal Service Authority. The amount will be kept as Fixed Deposit till the victim attains the age of 18.

In 2017, on November 20, the accused who was then a security guard, had abducted the 10 year old school girl and raped her at his house.

Later, the victim’s mother filed a case in this regard in Cuttack Sadar Thana. And Police started investigation on the basis of the FIR. Police in this connection arrested Anuj Mallick.

The Court issued today’s order after examining 11 witnesses and 12 pieces of evidences.

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