Court hands out 3 years Rigorous Imprisonment and Rs 25,000 fine for attempting to rape
Kendrapara/UNI: Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM)-cum- Assistant Session Judge Gyanaranjan Pattnaik today convicted a 28-year-old youth and sentenced him three years rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs.25,000 for attempting to rape a college student.
The judge ordered that the imposed fine money would be deposited in the account of the victim and if the accused failed to pay the fine money, he would be further imprisoned for eight months.
According to the prosecution one Kalandi Behera, of Jadupurgada had attempted to rape a final year Shastri Student of a local Sanskrit college under Marshaghai police station on October 15,2017 noon near Jadupurgada on Paradip-Daitary Expressway.
The 19 year old victim girl was returning from her house, after completing the Puja vacation on October 15 when accused Kalandi Behera,a driver followed her from Jadupurgada and later forcibly dragged her, after finding her alone to the roadside divider.
He made an attempt to rape her,after disrobing and forcibly undressing the victim but the girl managed to rescue herself, after kicking and biting the accused youth.
Marshaghai police later on October 18,2017 in a joint raid with Kendrapara Special police team and Paradip counterparts had arrested the accused who was hiding at a truck terminal in Paradip.
The accused was booked under Section 376 and 511 of IPC and produced before the SDJM court of Kendrapara.
Sources said convicted youth Kalia was a habitual sexual offender and was also arrested in the past. for allegedly attempting to rape a girl.
He was also involved in killing an old woman.