Kathua Rape Case: Supreme Court stated, accused Shubham Sangra might be tried as an grownup

Kathua Rape Case: Supreme Court stated, accused Shubham Sangra might be tried as an grownup

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dominated that Shubham Sangra, one of many accused in a case of rape and homicide of a minor woman in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, might be tried as an grownup and never a juvenile. The apex court docket stated that the medical opinion must be thought of for figuring out the age restrict of the accused within the case.

A bench of Justice Ajay Rastogi and Justice JB Pardiwala stated, “In the absence of any other conclusive evidence the medical opinion regarding age has to be considered in order to determine the age limit of the accused… Medical evidence can be relied upon.” Whether it’s or not depends upon the worth of the proof.” Told. It put aside the orders of the Chief Judicial Magistrate and the High Court in Kathua, which had held that the accused, Shubham Sangra, was a juvenile and due to this fact must be tried individually.

“We set aside the judgments of the CJM Kathua and the High Court and hold that the accused was not a juvenile at the time of the offence,” Justice Pardiwala stated whereas announcing the judgement.

The Jammu and Kashmir authorities had earlier moved the highest court docket difficult the High Court and Chief Judicial Magistrate court docket’s verdict that the accused must be tried as juveniles.

In January 2018, an eight-year-old woman from a nomadic group was allegedly kidnapped, gang-raped and murdered by six males.

A particular court docket had in June 2019 sentenced three folks to life imprisonment within the case and 5 years imprisonment to a few law enforcement officials for destroying proof.

However, the trial towards Sangra was transferred to the Juvenile Justice Board.

(With PTI inputs)

With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS

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