The Apex Court also dismissed Subramanian Swamy’s plea for giving fresh interpretation to the term 'juvenile' in the statute, which fixes 18 year as the age of attaining majority.

The convict's trial was handled by a juveniles’ court and was given the maximum sentence of three years at a reform home in September 2013. The parents of the gang-rape victim had earlier claimed that the boy, who was tried as a minor, was let off too easily.

On the night of December 16, 2012, Ram Singh, Vinay, Akshay, Pawan, Mukesh and the juvenile had gang-raped the girl in a bus.
The girl succumbed to her injuries on December 29, 2012.
Ram Singh, who was the prime accused, was found dead in his cell in Tihar Jail in March last year and the proceedings against him were abated.
The sixth accused, who is a juvenile, was on August 31, 2013 convicted and sentenced to a maximum of three years in a reformation home by the Juvenile Justice Board. The other four adult convicts have been sentenced to death.


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