New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) The Juvenile Justice Board here on Wednesday released two minor offenders on probation for a year in the case of the attack on 19-year-old Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Tania that led to his death.
The board released the two minors on probation and asked them to pay a fine of Rs.10,000 each after convicting them under various charges dealing with culpable homicide not amounting to murder, wrongfully restraining and common intention.
During the probation period, the board will monitor their conduct.
Vishesh Raghav, the defence counsel of the minors, said he requested the board to release his clients on probation as they were not involved in any other criminal offence.
The charge sheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in May 2014 named seven people, including three minors, for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
Four adults are being tried in the trial court while one minor is on the run.
Nido Tania died in a hospital on January 30, 2014, a day after being beaten up by shopkeepers in south Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar area following an argument over his appearance and clothing.
After a detailed investigation, the CBI concluded that seven people — Farhan, Pawan, Sundar and Sunny Uppal and three juveniles — were involved in the assault.
The case was transferred to the CBI for further investigation after the victim’s parents met then home minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, demanding speedy justice.