Kendrapara: A court in Kendrapara district sentenced a 34-year-old man to life imprisonment Thursday for kidnapping a girl.
Fast track court judge Tribrakam Kishor Chinnar convicted Pradeep Ojha after relying on examination of 14 witnesses, including the minor. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on Ojha.
The girl was kidnapped by Ojha o May 30, 2014. He had demanded Rs 1 lakh as ransom for releasing her.
Police had managed to rescue the girl and arrest Ojha from a village in the Nimapara police station area in Puri district, prosecution counsel Manoj Sahoo said.