PTI

A Special POCSO court in Odisha's Balasore district on Thursday sentenced a man to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment for kidnapping and raping a girl.

The court of judge Ranjan Kumar Sutar also slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 on the convict, and failure to pay the amount will attract an additional jail term of two years.

The 15-year-old survivor's father had lodged an FIR with the police in September last year accusing the man of kidnapping and raping his daughter, Special Public Prosecutor Pranab Panda said.

He was later arrested and booked under sections of the Indian Penal Code and POCSO Act.

The court also ordered the District Legal Services Authority to provide Rs 4 lakh as compensation to the survivor.

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