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Should revisit laws if people don't get a sense of justice: Delhi LG on gangrape verdict

Sep 03, 2013 01:10 PM IST India India

New Delhi: Expressing dissatisfaction with the punishment given to the juvenile convicted in the December 16, 2012 gangrape case, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung said if people do not get a sense of justice, the law should be revisited.

"We are a little unsatisfied with the quantum of punishment that he has got. The idea of law is basically that people should get a sense of justice. If people do not get a sense of justice, there is no point. If we are dissatisfied, it should be revised," the Lt Governor said.

The verdict came under severe attack from the braveheart's family members who said it was not acceptable to them. On the night of December 16, 2012, the Delhi braveheart was gangraped and brutally assaulted by six persons in a moving bus while her friend was beaten up. The victim later succumbed to her injuries in a Singapore hospital on December 29, 2012.

The four adult accused are being tried by a court in New Delhi. Another accused Ram Singh was found dead on March 11 in his cell in Tihar Jail and the trial against him has been abated. The Juvenile Justice Board sentenced the minor to three years in a probation home, the maximum punishment that can be awarded under the Juvenile Justice Act.

The eight months already spent by the juvenile in custody during the inquiry will be considered as period already served and would be deducted from the three years sentence.

With Additional Inputs From PTI

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