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Delhi gang-rape: Decision on Juvenile’s age verification

Delhi gang-rape: Decision on Juvenile’s age verification

New Delhi: The Juvenile Justice Board will on Monday take a decision whether or not to allow the sixth accused, who claims to be a minor, in the December 16 gang-rape case to go through a bone test for the verification of his age.

According to reports, the sixth accused, who is alleged to have a more violent rape in the December 16 gang-rape case, has already submitted his school certificates to prove that he is a juvenile.

The authorities investigating the case have also recorded the statement of his school principal. According to him, the date of birth of the sixth accused is June 4, 1995, which makes him 17-year-6 month-11-day-old at the time of the crime.

Experts monitoring the case say that if the government constitutes a medical board to determine the age of the accused, it can conduct bone X-ray and dental test on him.

Doctors claim that the age determined through medical tests is in a two-year range. And as per the Rule 12 of Delhi Juvenile Justice Rules 2009, in case of an approximate age the board will consider the age on the lower side of the margin.

Earlier on January 24, the Board rejected a plea to try the youngest accused in the case with the other five accused. The petition was moved by Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy, who was seeking the prosecution of the sole juvenile along with the five adult accused.

His plea was rejected by the board presided over by Principal Magistrate Geetanjali Goel.

 

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