28 August 2019
Baripada: Additional District and Sessions Judge today awarded capital sentenced to a man who was accused of raping and murdering a minor girl in June 2018. This is said to be the first death sentence awarded by the POCSO Court in Mayurbhanj district.
The ghastly incident occurred in June 15, 2018 at Garudabasa village under Betanati police limits. A man accused in this case was identified as Jamini Mohnata who allegedly raped an eight-year-old girl and later stoned her to death.
The victim's family was provided with a financial relief of Rs 5 lakh from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund. The police sprung into action and arrested the accused within a few days. The trial was completed within 14 months.
Senior lawyers and locals of the district have wholly welcomed the judgement in this case.