Delhi Horror:Now Subramanian Swamy to fight against Juvenile

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New Delhi, Jan 14: Janata Party supremo Subramanian Swamy is likely to step into the battle over Delhi gang-rape after appearing before a Juvenile Justice Board in Delhi on Monday, Jan 14.

According to sources, Mr Swamy will argue requesting to lower the prosecution age of the minor in the Delhi gang-rape case. The sixth accused, reportedly a juvenile, along with other five accused of the infamous Delhi gang-rape case will also be tried at a fast-track court if Mr Swamy can convince the board to lower the age down.

Many legal experts along with women panels, seniors lawyers believe that the prosecution age of minors should be brought down to 15 or 16, so that the sixth accused faces the trails.

A recently released data by Home Ministry shows that over 33,000 juveniles - mostly between the age group of 16 to 18 - have been arrested for crimes like rape and murder across the country in 2011.

Controversies over Juvenile Act in this country surfaced when 17-year-old accused of Delhi horror was not tried in the fast-track court. However, the victim's father earlier had quoted as saying, "The juvenile should be punished first...he was the one who lured my daughter into the bus and tortured her most mercilessly. He should be hanged like the other five accused."

All the six accused should never be allowed to step out of the jail...they must be hanged. They are a threat to every woman on the street," chided father of the 23-year-old paramedical student who was brutally raped by six men and later was thrown out of a moving bus on Dec 16.

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