The District Sessions Court has awarded life sentence and a fine of Rs.1,000 to a 30-year-old man for hacking to death his father in a fit of rage. Bala alias Balasundaram (30) of Yenangudi, in Thittacherry hacked his father Andiappan (60) to death, after the latter reprimanded him for his vagrancy. The crime was committed in the September of 2007. The sentence was passed here on Tuesday evening by the District Sessions Judge. In the event of non-payment of fine, the accused would have to undergo an additional six months imprisonment.