Juvenile convict of 2012 gang rape out of correctional home
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The juvenile convicted for the 2012 gang rape, along with five other men, is out of the correctional 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 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 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 penalty to the other four rapists which was upheld by the high court. Their appeals are pending before the Supreme Court.
Parents of December 16 gang-rape victim detained
NewDelhi, Dec 20 (IANS) 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 Badrinath told IANS that they were taken into a bus at India Gate, and were possibly being taken outside Delhi.
“We were detained and taken in a bus from India Gate. There are around 30-35 people in this bus and we have already crossed Majnu Ka Tilla (in north Delhi),” Badrinath told IANS over phone.
“I think they will take us out of Delhi,” he added.
The victim’s parents, along with other supporters, were protesting against the release of the juvenile convict in the gang rape.
Earlier, Badrinath said he had no hope.
“We have no hope… the dead will not become alive. But this is a very wrong decision,” he said about the convict being set free.
Asked about the fact that his criminal record has been expunged, Badrinath said: “Records can be wiped from papers, but how will it be removed from the minds of the people?”