Delhi gang-rape: Court clears way for verdict on teen suspect
NEW DELHI (AFP) - India's Supreme Court cleared the way on Thursday for a juvenile court to hand down its verdict on a teenager charged over the fatal gang-rape of a student last December.
The juvenile court has delayed giving its verdict four times on the teenager, one of six originally accused of the deadly assault which shocked India and sparked weeks of protests, because of a legal challenge.
But the Supreme Court said on Thursday that the court should go ahead regardless of its hearing on a petition for a review of the juvenile law.
"The juvenile board can go ahead with its proceedings and pass orders accordingly," Chief Justice P Sathasivam said.