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Verdict against juvenile likely today

The first verdict in the 16 December gang rape and murder  case of a paramedic student is expected on Thursday by the Juvenile Justice Board which was trying a minor,  one of the five accused in the sensational case that had sparked national outrage. Juvenile Justice Board presided by principal magistrate Geetanjali Goel concluded on 5 July its inquiry that began in March against the juvenile, who, the police claimed, was the ‘most brutal’ of all the six accused persons.

The Board had reserved the judgement after it heard final arguments from both the prosecution and the defence in the case.
The Board is also expected to give its judgement on Thursday in another case against the juvenile pertaining to robbing Ramadhar, a carpenter who had boarded the bus on the fateful night of 16 December, 2012 and was thrown out before the girl and her friend were assaulted. The girl had died in a Singapore hospital on 29 December.

During the inquiry, the juvenile had denied all charges against him, claiming that he was not a participant in the horrendous crime. An Uttar Pradesh native who had moved to Delhi when he was 11 years old and took up menial jobs, he was one of the six accused arrested in the case.

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