Mumbai gangrape: One accused is a minor, say cops

Of the five accused in the Mumbai gangrape case, one will now be treated as a minor. He is reportedly 15 years old and was sent to a juvenile home.

CNN-IBN reported that the brother of one of the accused has produced a birth certificate as proof of age.

Two of the five accused had earlier claimed that they were minors, however, the police has not name which ones they were.

Representational image. AP

Representational image. AP

Earlier today a group of women hurled eggs at three accused—Shiraz Rehman Khan, Vijay Jadhav and Kasim Bengali—in the photojournalist gangrape case when they were being brought out of a Mumbai court to a police jeep.

The women, claiming to be members of a political party, raised slogans and demanded that alleged rapists be hanged.

Confusion also prevailed over the age of another suspect, whose family claimed he was a minor.

Earlier, the trio was further remanded in police custody till 5 September.

The custody was extended after Crime Branch told the court that they are yet to recover some clothes of the accused and hence their remand was required.

With PTI input


Updated Date: Aug 30, 2013 18:44 PM

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