Odisha Court Orders Death Penalty to 5 Accused for Raping and Killing a Minor Girl

Keonjhar: The Champua Additional District and Sessions Judge court of Keonjhar district in Odisha sentenced to death 5 accused of gang rape and murder of a minor girl. This incident had taken place in Belkundi village of Keonjhar district on August 1, 2012.

The order comes after 3 years of the crime committed when the minor girl had gone missing on her way back from tuition classes. Desperate family members had searched for the victim when she did not return home and later found her body at the outskirt of the village with distinct injury marks. The victim was a Class VIII student of the local High School. Though the 5 accusedhave been convicted and sentenced to death, another two accused are still at large and the police are yet to apprehend them.

The accused persons Mata Munda (23), Jiten Munda (25), Biswanath Gop alias Naru (24), Mangal Purti (25) and Harjit Singh (25) were found guilty on the charges of rape, murder and kidnapping and sentenced to death by the court. The family members of the victim have welcomed the decision of the court.

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