A court in Vaishali district on Wednesday sentenced to death a man who raped and murdered an eight-year-old girl four years ago.

Fast Track Court V Judge Padma Kumar Chaube sentenced Bilat Pandit to death and imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 on him.

According to the prosecution, Pandit, employed as a servant in the victim’s house, raped and murdered her in Chauhatta village under the Town police station area in December 2008.

The girl’s family had lodged an FIR after which Pandit was arrested. - PTI