Baripada: A local court in Mayurbhanj district today ordered seven-year rigorous imprisonment for a 23-year-old man for raping a minor girl.

Mayurbhanj District Session Court judge Amiya Ranjan Jena convicted Deepak Kumar Singh under Sections 376, 451 of the IPC and Section 4 of POCSO (The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act.

He was sentenced to seven years' rigorous imprisonment by the court after conviction.

Singh was arrested on charge of raping a minor girl at Gorudabasa village on April 3, 2015 when she was alone at home.

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The girl's mother lodged an FIR following which Singh was arrested.

The court recorded statements of 15 witnesses before convicting Singh.

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