Juvenile convict of 2012 gang rape out of correctional home

New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The juvenile convicted for the 2012 gang rape, along with five other men, is out of the correctional home, Delhi Police said on Sunday. Police, however, said they were not aware of his whereabouts at present.

A Delhi Police official told IANS the juvenile was shifted out of the correctional home around 4-5 days ago.

“The juvenile was shifted from the reformation home around 4-5 days back. He was taken to an undisclosed location and was under the observation of an NGO,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (North District) Madhur Verma told IANS.

“Now police do not have any information where he is,” he added.

The juvenile, who was under 18 years of age when he was held with five other men for the brutal rape and murder of the paramedical student on December 16, 2012, was tried under the Juvenile Justice Act. He was put in a remand home for three years, the maximum per missible under the legal provisions.

Of the six, one was found dead in Tihar Jail. A trial court had awarded death penalty to the other four rapists which was upheld by the high court. Their appeals are pending before the Supreme Court.

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