Twitterati were outraged and criticised the Juvenile Board's order and supported the victim's family. The fact that according to the law, the sixth accused would be tried separately and could be put into remand home did not go well with the majority of the people.
One tweeple wrote, “Gangrape case's no longer about justice to a poor dead soul but about whether or not the (arguably) juvenile rapist/murderer can be reformed,” while another Twitter user could not help but comment, “He knew how to rape, he knew how 2 kill and he knew about how 2 wipe out proofs" The Curious Case Of Juvenile Rapists!” A well known singer and musician, Vishal Dhadlani also tweeted, “The 'juvenile accused in the Delhi gangrape case, might get away with just 3 years for his crime! Great way to 'discourage' rape!”
Such rage against the legal system and in the light that the case is exceptionally horrific, shouldn't we make an exception? Advocate Bajaj didn’t agree, and said, “There is no constitutional mandate to make an exception. Making exception is a slippery slope. If we make exception for one case, others will demand it too.”
When asked whether this means we can do nothing about the situation, he replied, “ We can always revisit the law but in spite of knowing that this is a horrendous case, I am not convinced to change the law for it as the law is not made overnight. A lot of consideration goes into it and it should not be changed for one particular case overnight.”
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