Delhi-based psychologist Dr. Shivi Jaggi too feels that with changing times, the law needs to be changed and more than the age the nature of the crime needs to be looked at with priority.
“I think the gravity of the crime should be taken into account first in the cases where juveniles are involved, more than focusing on their age. One may be of 17 years and 364 days on the day of committing the crime and next day he will be turning 18. So, there should be amendments made into the juvenile act and authorities should see how serious the crime is,” Dr. Shivi Jaggi told this citizen journalist .
The parents of the deceased girl have also demanded that the minor should not be treated as juvenile and he should be given the strictest possible punishment. The Supreme Court also has admitted a PIL, which seeks that the accused should be tried as an adult keeping in view the nature of his crime.
Delhi police commissioner Neeraj Kumar during the annual press conference has also said that he has conveyed his position on the issue to the government.
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