Berhampur, May 17 (LocalWire): The district and sessions judge court here sentenced a 37-year-old man to life imprisonment today.
He was found guilty of kidnapping and murder of a 16-year old girl five years ago in a village within the Golanathara police station limits.
District and sessions court Judge Bibhu Prasad Routray also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on the accused.
In default, he will have to serve another year rigorous imprisonment, said public prosecutor Ajit Kumar Patnaik.
The court pronounced its judgment after examining 38 witnesses, Patnaik said.
The accused had abducted the girl from her house in May 2014 while she was sleeping along with her younger sister.
Police had found her body the next day and arrested the accused after conducting through investigation.
Family members suspected the girl was raped but it was not established.