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Want more punishment for minor: braveheart's father

IANS  New Delhi, August 31, 2013
First Published: 17:09 IST(31/8/2013) | Last Updated: 17:29 IST(31/8/2013)

The family of the 23-year-old physiotherapy intern, who was gang raped in a moving bus Dec 16, 2012 here, expressed dissatisfaction over the punishment given to the juvenile accused by the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) Saturday.

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"I was hoping that the juvenile accused will be given life imprisonment, but he was given only three years (in special home). I am not happy with the judgment of the JJB," said the victim's father.

"I will approach the high court seeking life imprisonment for the juvenile accused," he said.

The JJB, presided over by principal magistrate Geetanjali Goel, sentenced the lone minor accused to a three-year stay in a special home.

The boy, who was 17-and-half years old at the time of the incident, has turned 18.

Four other accused are facing separate trial in a fast track court. One accused died during trial.

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