New Delhi: The Juvenile Justice Board on Monday ruled that the sixth accused in the brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old medical student on a moving bus on the night of December 16 is a minor.
This declaration came on the basis of the school certificates of the accused. The school certificate mentions June 4, 1995 as the accused's date of birth.
The sixth accused will now not face trial before a special court. Under juvenile act, the maximum punishment is three years.
The victim, a physiotherapy student, was brutally raped and assaulted in a moving bus on the night of December 16, 2012. She died of her injuries on December 29, 2012 in the multi-specialty Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.
Her male friend, who was accompanying her that day, was also assaulted by the accused and both of them were thrown out of the bus. (ANI)