The Udupi District and Sessions Court, dealing with POCSO cases, has sentenced a migrant labourer to life imprisonment for kidnapping and raping a minor girl in 2018.
The convict was also fined Rs 56,000.
Rajeeb alias Chotu (20) from West Bengal was charged with kidnapping and raping the 14-year-old girl.
Police conducted a search based on a complaint from her father and found her at a railway station.
The girl revealed to the police that Rajeeb had sexually assaulted her and he was subsequently arrested.