The Kendrapara District and Sessions Judge on Tuesday sentenced a 25-year-old man to life imprisonment for murdering a nine-year-old boy.

The district and session judge Bijaya Ketan Mohanty convicted the assailant Bidur Baral under Section 302 (murder) of the IPC and pronounced him guilty of commission of the murder.

Besides, the court also slapped a fine of Rs 10,000 on the convict under Section 449 (House-trespass) in order to commit offence.