Connect Gujarat
India

Hyderabad Gangrape: 5 Minors arrested in Jubilee Hills case should be tried as adults, say cops

This is not the first time Hyderabad police has sought trial of juvenile as an adult

Hyderabad Gangrape: 5 Minors arrested in Jubilee Hills case should be tried as adults, say cops
X

The Hyderabad police has decided to seek trial of the minors accused in Jubilee Hills gangrape case as adults to ensure that they do not receive lighter punishment on account of being juveniles.

As per the Juvenile Justice Act, if a person is aged 16-18 and has committed a 'heinous offence' then the crime attracts a minimum minimum of seven years' jail. Notably, all the five accused in this case are below 18. Of the total 5, three of them are associated to high-profile families, said reports.

This is not the first time Hyderabad police has sought trial of juvenile as an adult.

Earlier in 2019, a local court had awarded 2 life sentences to a 17-year-old in a sodomy and murder case of a 10 year old after he was tried as an adult.

Meanwhile, speaking to reporters, Hyderabad Police Commissioner CV Anand said that the police will seek this in court "to ensure maximum punishment".


Next Story
Share it