The Juvenile rapist in the Nirbhaya case walked free on Monday. The Supreme Court dismissed the petition of the Women’s Commission that the sentence of the accused be extended. The judge said that he could understand the anguish of Nirbhaya’s mother but the court had no right to extend the detention of the accused
Meanwhile Nirbhaya’s mother broke down on hearing the order of the court. She said that she was apprenhensive that the ruling of the court might encourage criminals. Demanding that the accused be hanged, she said the laws should be amended punish even minors according to the gravity of the crime.