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Juvenile convict out, kept under observation

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 Dec 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Dec 20: The juvenile convicted for the 2012 gang rape, along with five other men, is out of the correctiol home, Delhi Police said on Sunday. Police, however, said they were not aware of his whereabouts at present.

A Delhi Police official told IANS the juvenile was shifted out of the correctiol 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 IANS.

“Now police do not have any information where he is,” he added.

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 pelty to the other four rapists which was upheld by the high court. Their appeals are pending before the Supreme Court.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Sunday wrote to the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) requesting it not to go ahead with the release of the teen convict in the Nirbhaya gang rape case pending the hearing of a petition in the apex court.

DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal had filed a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court late on Saturday against the release of the juvenile convict. The apex court decided to hear the petition on Monday.

“Delhi Commission for Women has moved an SLP in the Hon’ble Supreme Court last night (Saturday) challenging the imminent release of the juvenile boy in the Nirbhaya gang rape case. The matter has been listed in the Hon’ble Supreme Court for tomorrow and is thus sub-judice,” wrote Maliwal to JJB.

O the other hand, the parents of the December 16, 2012 gang-rape victim were detained by police on Sunday while they were protesting against the release of the juvenile convict. The victim’s father Badrith told IANS that they were taken into a bus at India Gate, and were possibly taken outside Delhi.

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