A local court here sentenced a 26-year-old man to seven years in prison for sexually assaulting a minor girl in late 2016.
According to the prosecution, Ashok Kumar Das (26) of Renupada village under Basta police station lured a minor girl of the same village to a secluded place and sexually assaulted her.
The incident took place on November 25, 2016.
The victim later narrated the incident to her family and one of the girls relative lodged a complaint with the police station, following which the accused was arrested.
Additional district session judge of Balasore, Ajanta Sadangi, while delivering the judgment yesterday, awarded 7 years rigorous imprisonment to the accused along with a fine Rs 5,000.