By Bijay Kumar Rout
Angul,April.22-In a fresh trial ,the POCSO court here awarded life imprisonment to the accused Anam Dehury (25)for rape and murder of a minor girl on January 2o of 2019.He will be in jail till his death.
Special public prosecutor saroj pattnaik said that the court in its fresh trial has awarded this lifer to the accused .earlier in 2019 the court had given death sentence to the accused.
According to report on januray 20 a 12 year old minor was going to her father who was working near his village kangula with food.On the way at about noon Anam of that village caught her and raped her. Then he crushed her head to conceal the identity and killed .Then the accused had fled.
Police launched the I investigation and arrested the accused Anam from Kolkota .Then trial was held at POCSO court here which awarded death penalty in 2019.
Patnaik said that after the death sentence awrded by the court , the accused Anam moved to Orissa high court challenging the death sentence .High court according to pattnaik hearing the case ordered fresh trial of the case by POCSO court at Angul
The court held the trial as per the high court order and announced the verdict today giving lifer to the accused ,pattnaik said .