NEW DELHI -- Expressing her disappointment over the decision to release the juvenile convict in the brutal Nirbhaya gang-rape case, actor-politician Hema Malini on Wednesday demanded that the former should be tried as an adult as his mind is devilish.
"I have told it earlier also that the juvenile was more involved in the crime than the other convicts, who harmed the girl. He has got a very devilish mind, he is crime minded," Malini told the media outside the Parliament.
"You can treat him as much you want, but he is not going to get treated. He is an adult and he should also be punished like an adult," she added.
Speaking in the Lok Sabha earlier on the Nirbhaya gang-rape case, the BJP MP from Mathura said that the juvenile should be treated as an adult and punished as his mind is devilish.
According to the reports, the Delhi Government's department of Women and Child Development (WCD) is planning to give the juvenile a one-time financial grant of Rs. 10,000 and a sewing machine to enable him to open a tailoring shop.
The release of the juvenile has been a matter of debate for sometime now with the government not too keen to set him free.
The parents of the victim have expressed grief over the decision of the government.
The Centre had earlier asked the Delhi High Court to extend the observation home stay of the convict.
The victim was brutally assaulted by six persons, including the juvenile in a moving bus in south Delhi on December 16, 2012. She had later succumbed to her injuries in a Singapore hospital.
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