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Delhi gangrape: Juvenile board to hear case against minor accused

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First published: February 14, 2013, 7:00 AM IST | Updated: February 14, 2013
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Delhi gangrape: Juvenile board to hear case against minor accused
The juvenile accused can get a maximum of three years in a reformatory.

New Delhi: The Juvenile Justice Board on Thursday is likely to hear arguments for framing charges against the minor accused in the December 16, 2012 Delhi gangrape. The Delhi police had filed a supplementary chargesheet against the juvenile during the last hearing in the case.

The juvenile accused can get a maximum of three years in a reformatory. The trial of the other five adult accused began last week when the Delhi police filed a supplementary chargesheet which included the post-mortem and forensic reports.

The 28-year-old male friend of the Delhi braveheart and the sole eyewitness to the brutal assault was, on February 6, cross examined by the defence in a fast-track court. The youth, a software engineer, had testified as a witness for the prosecution against the five accused, who have pleaded not guilty to charges, which include rape and murder.

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