Hyderabad Gang Rape: Police Wants Accused to be Tried as Adults

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  • Police to appeal for exemption to try juveniles as adults.
  • All five minor arrested are between 16 to 18 years.
  • The police has backed its decision by the 2015 amendment to the Juvenile Justice Act

Hyderabad: Hyderabad Police Commissioner CV Anand said that the Police will appeal for an exemption to try juveniles as adults in connection to the gang rape in Jubilee Hills. According to the police, there should be no ease in the punishment on account of being juveniles.

The above is permitted after a 2015 amendment to the Juvenile Justice Act for those aged 16-18 accused of a “heinous offence”, meaning a crime that attracts a minimum of seven years’ in jail. Hyderabad Police Commissioner CV Anand said the police will seek this in court “to ensure maximum punishment”. The Act sets three criteria before a court can decide to treat such accused as adults- mental and physical capacity; ability to understand consequences; and the circumstances of the offence.  

Six accused were arrested in the case, of whom four are minors and all are said to belong to powerful political families.


Son of a TRS leader

Son of a GHMC Corporator

Son of a TRS corporator from Sangareddy

Son of an AIMIM MLA. According to his Aadhaar details, he will turn 18 on July 7.

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