"I am not satisfied with it (the verdict). I'm personally not happy," Jung said. (Agencies)
In the first conviction in the December 16 gang-rape case, the juvenile, who was six months short of 18 years when the crime was committed, was found guilty of murder and rape of the 23-year-old girl but got away with a maximum of three years imprisonment mandated under the juvenile law.
The Lt Governor said that there was a need to review the age limit for juveniles involved in such heinous crimes. "The age of juvenile should be lowered. These days, young people grow up much faster. People are saying the age limit should be brought down to 16. Even if age of juvenile is lowered to 14, there would be nothing wrong with that. There is a need to review it," he said.
Jung was speaking on the sidelines of swearing in ceremony of Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana. The verdict came under severe attack from the victim's family members who said it was not acceptable to them.
On the night of December 16, last year, the victim was gang-raped and brutally assaulted by six persons in a moving bus. The victim later succumbed to her injuries in a Singapore hospital on December 29, last.
The four adult accused are being tried by a court in. Another accused Ram Singh was found dead on March 11 in his cell in Tihar Jail and the trial against him has been abated.
"I am not satisfied with it (the verdict). I'm personally not happy," Jung said.