Punishment to Juvenile: Sonia Gandhi to meet Amanat's kin?

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New Delhi, Feb 1: Family members of Delhi gang-rape victim, who is known as "Amanat", seem to be upset with Juvenile Justice Board's recent decision of declaring the sixth accused as "minor". Her family members now expressed their desire to meet Sonia Gandhi in order to seek stringent punishment for the sixth accused.

According to sources, Amanat's father had sought an appointment with the Congress President. Her office has asked them to wait for some time as she is busy with prior commitments, he said.

Amanat's family is unhappy over the Juvenile Justice Board's decision that the sixth accused in the case is a minor. However, Amanat's father says he has full faith that despite him being ruled as a juvenile, he would also get sternest of punishments.

Amanat's father said he was seeking advice of legal experts on the decision of the Juvenile Justice Board but was yet to decide whether to go to court to challenge the verdict.

The Juvenile Justice Board had said the sixth accused, described as the most brutal by the Delhi Police in its charge sheet, was a "minor" and this could enable him to walk free by June 4 this year when he attains the age of 18 years.

Amanat's brother said just as the central and Delhi governments initiated steps on rape cases following mass protests and agitations, there should also be efforts for awarding capital punishment for minor offenders in rape cases.

OneIndia News
(With PTI inputs)

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