Death Penalty Awarded To Accused In Angul Minor Girl Rape & Murder Case

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26 July 2019

Diptanshu Dash

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Angul: In the case of rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl in Angul on January 20, death penalty was awarded to accused Anam Dehury on Friday.

The penalty was pronounced by Additional District Judge in a Fast Track Court on the basis of statements given by 36 witnesses.

On January 19, a 12-year-old girl was kidnapped when she was going to her father's farm to give him lunch. She was subsequently raped and murdered at Kangula village. After probe, cops had arrested accused Anam Dehury from Kolkata.

It is notable to mention here that the Rajya Sabha had passed the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill (POCSO Bill) proposing death penalty to the culprits in the cases of sexual assault and stringent punishments like life imprisonment for other crimes against children.

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Saroj Kumar Pattanayak, Public Prosecutor