New Delhi: The sixth accused of December 16 gang rape in Delhi claims to be a minor and is seeking to get advantage of his young age to ward off chances of facing severe punishment.

Actually, a minor cannot be awarded more than three-year jail term for any kind of crime. The male companion of the rape victim girl has reportedly said that this minor accused was mastermind of the brutality which finally resulted into the death of the girl.

Seeing the magnitude of the crime committed by the minor accused, the Delhi police have approached the Delhi High Court to ensure severest punishment for him.

The minor accused had assured the rape victim and her friend at Munirka bust stop that they would be dropped at their destination in Dwarka. The accused is said to be so shrewd that he called the girl ‘sister’ while convincing her to get into the bus. He is said to have raped the girl twice inside the moving bus. He also suggested other accomplices of dumping the duo on the roadside.

The appalling brutality of this boy could be imagined from the fact that he raped the girl twice- once when the victim was conscious and again when the she fell unconscious after an iron rod was pierced through her body.        

(JPN/Bureau)

Latest News from India News Desk