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News360- Heinous crimes: Age lowered to 16

IndiaDecember 22, 2015, 9:32 pm

The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Juvenile Justice Bill, which will ensure that from now on 16-year-old minors involved in heinous crimes will be prosecuted as adults. The bill was taken up against the backdrop of uproar over the release of a juvenile convict in the heinous gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old girl on December 16, 2012.

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