A recent Supreme Court verdict, just three days prior to infamous Delhi gang-rape of 16th December 2012, held that rape-cum-murder after consuming liquor is not rarest of rare crime because it is committed in drunken state of mind. Now, the latest apex court decision has cleared the ground for the sixth accused in Delhi gang rape to be a free bird in coming June later this year when he crosses juvenile age of 16 years.
Does it mean that best age for ‘enjoying’ gang rape that too after relishing a drink is just lower than 18 years when one can walk free after taking some reformative lessons in reform-home for future life for few days? Shame on our system for such soft views on heinous crimes!
With changing environments and earlier maturity in children, there is an immediate legislation for lowering juvenile age to 16 years from present 18 years to ensure a group death sentence to all the sixth accused in the gang rape of a medical student in Delhi.
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