Teen Involved in New Delhi Rape Case to be Tried as a Juvenile

Facing maximum of three years in prison for his role in gang rape that killed the 23-year-old victim


NEW DELHI: An Indian teenager accused of taking part in the Dec. 16 gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old student in New Delhi will be tried as a juvenile, facing a maximum of three years in prison if convicted, a special panel ruled on Monday.

The ruling shocked the victim's father, who watched the news flash across his television screen.