In Retrospect: The ‘Juvenile’ In Major Gang-Rape Cases

The Bombay High Court in November,  commuted to life imprisonment, the death penalty awarded to three repeat offenders in connection with the gang-rape of a photo-journalist inside Mumbai's defunct Shakti Mills compound, in 2013. The incident dates back to August 22, 2013. A young photojournalist, who was accompanied by her colleague on assignment, was raped by four men and a minor. The four accused were named and identified by the victim and were help guilty by the Court. The minor was tried separately by the Juvenile Justice Board. It was argued that the acts perpetrated by the three amounted to "devastation of social trust" and invited the indignation of society. These acts itself demonstrate the mental perversion and inconceivable brutality caused by the convicts. It sound...

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