Nirbhaya gangrape case: Delhi govt submits rehabilitation plan for juvenile convict

New Delhi: Delhi government today said that they have submitted a rehabilitation plan for the juvenile convict in December 16, 2012 gangrape case, who is all set to walk free on Sunday.

The government said that as per the plan a one-time financial grant of Rs 10,000 will be given to the youth and a sewing machine will be arranged for him so that he can rent a tailor shop.

"Government has already submitted its report in the court on the rehabilitation of the juvenile convict who has turned 20-year-old now," said a senior government official.

The official noted that the government will act as per the existing Juvenile Justice Act.


Policemen escort the juvenile convict in the December 16 gangrape to a court in New Delhi. File pic/AFP

In its report, Delhi government said that the juvenile needs help to sustain a business for an initial period of at least six months and meet the expenses such as renting a shop and procuring tailoring material.

The convict in the brutal December 16, 2012 gangrape-cum-murder case will walk free on December 20 after spending three years in the probation home with the Delhi High Court today refusing to stay his release.

Meanwhile, the release of the youth was widely criticised by the parents of the victim and various other bodies, saying he must be kept in observation home until his reformation was ascertained.

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