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'No law' to stop Delhi rapist release

December 21, 2015 5:05 pm

India’s Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal against the release of the youngest convict in the notorious 2012 Delhi gang rape case.

The rapist, who cannot be named as he was a minor at the time of the crime, was sentenced to a maximum three years in a reform facility in August 2013.

He was released from detention recently and is currently housed with a charity because of fears over his safety.

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Under the current law, his detention cannot be extended, the court said.

Jyoti Singh, a 23-year-old physiotherapy student, died after being brutally raped by six men on a moving bus in 2012, causing global outrage.

Four adult convicts in the case are appealing against death sentences. A fifth died in prison.

The release of the youngest convict has been opposed by many people, including the parents of Ms Singh.

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