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Delhi gang-rape: first verdict in case on juvenile accused

india Updated: Aug 31, 2013 01:25 IST

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The first verdict in December 16's barbarous Delhi gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedical student is likely to be delivered on August 31.


The Juvenile Justice Board is likely to pronounce the verdict on the juvenile accused on August 31.

In addition to the juvenile, five adults - Ram Singh, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur, Pawan Gupta, Mukesh - were arrested after the gang-rape.

During the trial, Ram Singh was found dead in Tihar Jail on March 11 and court proceedings against him stand abated. The four others are being tried at a fast-track court.

If the juvenile - a runaway who reportedly left home aged 11 - gets convicted, he will be sent to a correctional facility for a maximum three-year term, which will take into account the time he has already spent in custody.

The prosecution had described the juvenile as the "most brutal of the six accused".

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The victim and her friend were returning from a film show in a multiplex in Saket on December 16 when they boarded a chartered bus. The six men assaulted the couple, raped the woman and then threw them off the moving bus.

The victim’s friend, a software engineer, fractured his limbs in the incident. The girl succumbed to her injuries on December 29, 2012, while undergoing treatment at a Singapore hospital.

This particular gang-rape sparked nationwide outrage, people took to streets protesting such grotesque crimes against women. People stepped forward and voiced their concern and support for the victim.

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