Jajpur: Six people were sentenced to 20 years rigirous detainment by a court here today to rape a wedded lady in Mangalpur area in Odisha’s Jajpur region more than two years back.
Jajpur Additional District and Sessions Court Judge (ADJ) Bikram Kumar Pradhan while granting the prison terms, also slapped a punishment of Rs 5000 each on the six for the crime committed in February 2014 and ordered the whole be made available to the victim.
Failure to pay the penalty would attract at least six additional months in prison, the court ruled after convicting them under section 376(D) (gangrape) and 34 (common intention) of IPC.
15 people, including the investigating officer, witnesses and the doctor, were examined in course of the trial.
According to the prosecution, the victim, a 37-year-old married woman and mother of four was returning home alone after getting down from a bus at Mangalpur stop on February 17, 2014 evening.