N. Nazeer Ahmed, Judge of Thanjavur District Additional Sessions Court, on Saturday sentenced two persons to life imprisonment for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl and killing her in 2009. The convicted persons are N.Suryaraj (29) and his friend Tamil Selvan (23) from Manayeripatti village near Sengipatti, 20 km from Thanjavur. The Judge said the two should undergo imprisonment for seven years for kidnapping the girl, 10 years for sexually assaulting her, and life imprisonment for killing her. They should undergo the sentences concurrently. The police said that Suryaraj and Tamil Selvan went to the girl’s house at Manayeripatti on October 17, 2009 and kidnapped her . They took her to a paddy field and sexually assaulted her. In her struggle, she died.