Bhubaneswar: Additional District and Sessions Judge, Nawarangpur Gouramali Moharana has awarded 10 years of imprisonment to a youth after finding him guilty of minor girl’s rape. A fine of Rs 10,000 was also imposed on the culprit.

In default of fine payment, the convict will undergo an imprisonment for a period of two more months concurrently.

The convicted, identified as Giridhar Harijan, is hailing from Palapur village under Papadahandi police limits in the district.

Giridhar had abducted a minor girl from Kodinga village on March 14, 2015 and kept her at Kusumi village under Kotpad block in Koraput district for some days.

The victim’s parents lodge a complaint with the Palapur police station alleging that Giridhar had abducted and raped their daughter, following which the police had taken the action.