22 December 2019
Angul: A teacher accused of raping and impregnating a minor was sentenced rigorous punishment for 20 years in addition to a fine of Rs 50,000. The verdict was pronounced by Angul District and Sessions Court and Special POCSO Court judge Prabhakar Ganthia on Saturday.
Back in 2015, accused Raghunath Nayak had repeatedly raped the survivor. When she got pregnant, he promised her marriage. Even after 8 months Nayak failed to fulfil his promise and threatened to kill her if she disclosed the details to anyone.
Having lost all hope, the minor with her family lodged an FIR at Thakurgarh police station following which he was arrested.
In view of statements from 11 witnesses, judge Prabahakar pronounced his judgment.