Gangrape: Court reserves order on minor accused's age
Posted on: 04:32 PM IST Jan 15, 2013
New Delhi: The Juvenile Justice Board has reserved its order on the age of the minor accused in the Delhi gangrape-murder case till January 28. On Tuesday, two school principals, former and current, of the minor accused appeared before the court. Their statements were recorded and the court reserved its order till January 28.
The accused's principal was earlier summoned by the board to help determine the exact age of the accused who claims to be 17 years old.
The board, however, was not satisfied by the documents presented and had asked the principal to furnish more authentic documents. If the magistrate is not satisfied with the final documents that were presented today, they can order a bone ossification test.
Meanwhile, the accused's family in Badaun in western Uttar Pradesh is shocked to know that he is still alive. The accused had left home five years ago and had been untraceable since then. His family now says he should be punished if found guilty.