New Delhi : The first verdict in the gang-rape and murder case of a para medical student in a moving bus in Delhi, which had sparked a national outrage, is expected today. The Juvenile Justice Board will decide whether the minor accused in the crime will be convicted or not.
The minor who was 17 when the crime took place, will face a maximum sentence of three years, including the time he has already spent in custody, in a correctional facility if found guilty. He turned 18 last month.
The trial of four adult suspects continues but is expected to wrap up in the next few months, with the men facing a possible death sentence if convicted of rape and murder. The fifth adult, Ram Singh, allegedly committed suicide in jail.
The family of the para medical student, who had died 13 days after she was sexually attacked, says three years punishment is not enough. They want the accused juvenile to be treated like the rest as he has now turned 18.They also strongly advocate death sentence for all the accused.
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