Monday, December 21, 2015

Gangrape: Juvenile convict released, parents of victim detained

Gangrape: Juvenile convict released,
 parents of victim detained
 New Delhi: Juvenile Convict of 2012 December 16th Gang rape at Delhi on a medical student was released today even as Supreme Court has decided to hear the SLP filed against the release of the convict on Monday 21st December 2015. Meanwhile police on Sunday, 20th December 2015 detained the parents of Gang rape victim along with other protestors who held demonstrations against the release of juvenile convict.

People in huge number gathered at India Gate on Sunday evening to protest the release of the juvenile offender in the horrific December 16 gangrape. According to reports, the police have imposed section 144 at India Gate to avoid violence.

The juvenile convict was released and sent to an NGO at an undisclosed destination with police no longer guarding him.

The freedom for the 20 year-old convict came as parents of the gangrape victim continued their protest for the second day today along with activists protesting against his release and demanding death for him.

“We have left him with an NGO,” police sources said.

Protesters alongwith Nirbhaya's parents detained from Rajpath while protest against release of juvenile convict.
According to reports, the rape victim’s mother was injured when police tried to take her away from the protest venue

According to police sources, the juvenile convicted for the 2012 gang rape, along with five other men, is out of the correctional home. However, they said they were not aware of his whereabouts at present.

A Delhi Police official told that  the juvenile was shifted out of the correctional home around 4-5 days ago. "The juvenile was shifted from the reformation home around 4-5 days back. He was taken to an undisclosed location and was under the observation of an NGO," Deputy Commissioner of Police (North District) Madhur Verma told.

The juvenile, who was under 18 years of age when he was held with five other men for the brutal rape and murder of the paramedical student on December 16, 2012, was tried under the Juvenile Justice Act. He was put in a remand home for three years, the maximum per missible under the legal provisions.

Of the six, one was found dead in Tihar Jail. A trial court had awarded death penalty to the other four rapists which was upheld by the high court. Their appeals are pending before the Supreme Court. Court will hear the Special Leave Petition filed by Delhi Commission for Woman (DCW) against release of the Jevenile on Monday, 21st December 2015. 

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