Nirbhaya case: Juvenile convict to be closely monitored after release

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Juvenile convict in Nirbhaya gang-rape case of 2012 will be closely monitored when he is released after he finishes his sentence later this month.

The 17-year-old convict may be lodged with an NGO upon finishing his three-year sentence. The convict’s movements will be monitored for a year, according to Times Now. Last month, Union minister Maneka Gandhi had said a ‘close watch’ be kept on him after he completes his sentence.

The juvenile was the youngest of the six men who raped and tortured a medical student, 23, on a moving bus in New Delhi three years ago.

Reacting to reports, Gandhi had said while the juvenile’s release into society was not ideal, the letter of the law has to be followed. “I do not know whether justice has been served, but the law has been adhered to,” she added.

The parents of the gang-medical student had also expressed their frustration with the legal system and wondered whether the juvenile has undergone any reform.

“He was a few months short of an adult while committing the crime and was sent to a reformation centre. But did he reform?” asked the victim’s mother.

Four other men found guilty in the case are on death row, while one of the accused died in jail.

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