Man gets death penalty for rape and murder of minor
Baripada: A local court on Wednesday awarded death penalty to a youth accused in 2018 Betanati minor girl rape and murder case.
Based on statements by 27 witnesses, the ADJ Court in Baripada pronounced death sentence for accused Jaminikant Mohanta (32), a resident of Garudabasa village under Betanati police limits of Mayurbhanj district.
Jaminikant was accused of raping an 8-year-old tribal girl and brutally killing her.
The gruesome incident had taken place on the occasion of Raja when the entire village was celebrating the festival with fanfare. While the minor girl was learning to ride a bicycle, the youth took her to a nearby forest on the pretext of teaching her to ride cycle. He then stoned her to death after raping her.