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.
"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.
The gang rape of a young woman in Delhi has exposed deep fissures in Indian society, as assault victims finally find their voices.
Speaking hours before his daughters attackers appeared in court, the father of the India rape victim has called for the harshest penalty.
After almost three weeks of protests over the rape of an Indian woman on a Delhi bus, the nation could face a national strike.