Baripada: Two persons were sentenced to 20 years in jail by a court in Mayurbhanj district for raping a 55-year-old tribal woman.
Additional District and Sessions Judge of Rairangpur Deepak Kumar Monday also ordered both the men to pay a fine of Rs 20,000 each. The amount will be paid to the survivor as compensation.
The two men, aged 25 and 35, took the tribal woman to an under-construction house and raped her. The incident happened in December 2017 in the Badampahar police station area.
The accused persons were arrested after the husband of the survivor had lodged a police complaint.
The judgment was based on the woman’s statement, medical report and statements of 15 witnesses, Additional Public Prosecutor Pankaj Das said.