Amidst strong protests and resistance from the parents of the victim and general public, the juvenile convicted in the Nirbhaya rape case has been released from the jail on Sunday, He will be under the care of an Delhi NGO and is no longer under Delhi police protection.
The juvenile was earlier taken to an undisclosed correction facility before his release in northern Delhi, while the parents of the victim and others were protesting at Rajpath against his release. Even the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Sunday wrote to the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) requesting it not to go ahead with the release, since the hearing for the petition in the apex court was slated on Monday.
DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal had filed a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court late on Saturday against the release of the juvenile convict. SC had declined the urgent hearing to stay the release of the juvenile offender.