Teen Delhi rape suspect to be tried as a minor

A teenager accused of taking part in the gang rape and murder of a student on a bus in Delhi will be tried as a minor, a special panel in India has ruled.

The decision means the teenager will face a maximum of three years in prison.

The father of the 23-year-old victim told Reuters he was dismayed by the news: "A sudden current ran through my body in disbelief. I can't believe this.

"How can they declare him a minor? Do they not see what they did?"

Unlike with the other five accused, police have not yet charged the minor because they were waiting for proof of his age.

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