STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Angul minor rape case: Chargesheet filed in one month

On July 21, the girl was taken away forcibly by accused Sibu Pattnaik from the verandah of a shop where she was sleeping along with her uncle, aunt and sisters.

Published: 19th August 2019 08:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th August 2019 08:32 AM   |  A+A-

stop rape

For representational purposes (Express Illustrations)

By Express News Service

ANGUL: In order to ensure speedy trial, Angul police on Saturday filed chargesheet against a 59-year-old man accused of raping a minor girl in the town last month in less than one month.

The chargesheet was presented in the special court under POCSO within 27 days from the date the crime was committed. The rape of an eight-year-old minor had evoked outrage with protests by BJP and SUCI workers.

On July 21, the girl was taken away forcibly by accused Sibu Pattnaik from the verandah of a shop where she was sleeping along with her uncle, aunt and sisters.

ALSO READ: Protest over rape of 8-year-old in Odisha's Angul

Later, the accused raped her and tried to kill her at an isolated place, 500 metre away from the shop. She was found dumped near an Aahaar centre near the town bus stand the next day.

As per report, the girl along with her relatives, had came from Maharashtra. They were living a nomadic life. The girl’s parents are staying in Maharashtra.

Police had arrested Pattnaik on July 23 and conducted investigation. “We collected all evidences and filed the 195-page chargesheet in the court on Saturday,” said IIC of Angul police station Ramesh Chandra Bisoi.

In Kangula minor rape and murder case, the district police had also filed chargesheet within a month. The judgment came within four months of the chargesheet.

The special court had awarded death sentence to accused Anam Dehuri for rape and murder of the minor girl at Kangula village in January this year.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp