Crime

Two get 20 years in Jail for rape

Kendrapara: The District and Sessions Court yesterday awarded 20 years jail term for two persons and 10 years for another convict in connection with gang rape case that took place in 2013 in Aul area of Kendrapara.

All the convicts identified as Ashok Jena, Babuli Jena, and Paresh Mallik have been directed to pay a fine of Rs 5,000 each. The court said if the fine remains unpaid, their jail terms would be extended by three months.

While hearing the case, Judge Gouri Shankar Satpathy said the testimony of the rape survivor is reliable, convincing and trustworthy.

The three convicts had entered the house of the survivor on August 13 2013 in a bid to loot valuable. Finding the woman alone, they had raped her one after another.

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