Supreme Court rejects petition to reduce age from 18 to 16 years for juvenile

Supreme Court rejects petition to reduce age

After the gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old girl in Delhi. The girl was gang-raped by six men including a minor. As per police statement, minor’s behavior as most brutal. The police also maintained this description even in their charge-sheet. The juvenile was only few months short of adulthood when he committed this crime.After this incident debate started for take down the age of  juvenile in crime from 18 to 16 years.

But as per SC  the age of  juvenile would remain 18 even in serious crimes like rape and murder.

Supreme Court rejects petition to reduce age