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Aussie court rejects appeal

An Australian court rejected an appeal of the Melbourne teenager who was sentenced to 13 years in jail for killing Indian student Nitin Garg in January 2010.

world Updated: Apr 18, 2012 00:26 IST

An Australian court rejected an appeal of the Melbourne teenager who was sentenced to 13 years in jail for killing Indian student Nitin Garg in January 2010.


The teenager, who was 15-year-old at the time of incident, had appealed claiming the sentence was ‘manifestly excessive’, given his extreme youth, guilty plea and unintentional nature of crime. The court rejected his plea. While sentencing the boy, the court noticed that Garg’s killing was not racial motivated.