New Delhi: In a major twist, another accused in Delhi gang rape case has claimed before a fast track court that he is a juvenile and his case should be heard before the Juvenile Justice Board.

Vinay Sharma, a gym instructor and co-accused in the heinous crime, has moved an application in the Saket Court seeking a bone ossification test.

AP Singh, lawyer of the accused, told the court that Vinay’s actual date of birth is March 1, 1995, but the same registered in the school records is March, 1 1994.

He further informed the court that when Vinay’s mother went to seek admission for her son, his age was just 4 years. The school authorities denied him admission citing age issues. Thereafter, the school authorities themselves registered his wrong age and granted him admission.

The court is likely to hear the case on January 24.

Notably, the sixth accused in the Delhi gang rape case is a juvenile and his case in being heard at Juvenile board. Earlier during the proceedings before magistrate court, Vinay had denied Test Identification Parade (TIP) and demanded death penalty for the heinous crime.

Two lawyers for one accused

In a strange incident, two lawyers claimed to be the representative of one of the six accused in the December 16 gang rape case.

Advocate RK Anand and Advocate ML Sharma have claimed before the Supreme Court that they are engaged as the defence lawyers for accused Mukesh.

Observing the emerging uncertainties amid the claim and counter claim by two lawyers, Chief Justice Altamas Kabir adjourned the proceedings till Wednesday.

(Agencies)

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