Fact Check: This is not the juvenile involved in Nirbhaya’s gang rape
Apicture of a man in white t-shirt escorted by police is circulating on social media with the claim that he was the juvenile involved in Nirbhaya’s gang rape and murder. Netizens are asking that he be hanged since he is an adult now.
The text in Hindi superimposed on the picture, as well as the captions used with it, translates to, “The juvenile convicted in the 2012 Nirbhaya case is now an adult. Should he be hanged? Raise your voice.”
On December 16, 2012, a 23-year-old physiotherapist was brutally gang raped and tortured in Delhi, and she died 13 days later. Six people were found guilty, including a juvenile, who was sent to a rehabilitation centre for three years.