New Delhi, Oct 29: With the juvenile convicted for 'Nirbhaya' gangrape and murder set to be free on December 15, the government is exploring ways to prevent him from joining militancy after it was found that he was allegedly being radicalised by a fellow Kashmiri inmate.
Following an inquiry, the security agencies have found that the juvenile was being brain washed and being motivated at the Juvenile Welfare Home to join jihad by a fellow Kashmiri inmate, who was apprehended for the 2011 Delhi High Court blast, official sources said.
The juvenile, one of the convicts for the December 16, 2012 'Nirbhaya' incident, was initially lodged in Juvenile Welfare Home, Kingsway Camp, Delhi during 2012. He was later transferred to Juvenile Welfare Home, Majnu Ka Tila without assigning any specific reason after 2-3 months where the boy from Jammu and Kashmir was already lodged.
Enquiries reveal that taking advantage of his proximity, the juvenile, who was allegedly involved in the High Court blast case, was brain-washing and motivating the 'Nirbhaya' case convict to join jehad in Kashmir after his scheduled release from Juvenile Home on December 15, 2015.
It is learnt that the boy is scared of returning to his village in Uttar Pradesh from where he hails after completing his sentence as he fears for his life because of the gravity of the crime committed by him. Sources said that counselling of the juvenile has already been started after separating him from the other boy.
Ways are also being explored how to prevent the juvenile from joining extremism, sources said.