Nirbhaya`s family unhappy with verdict, to appeal in higher court

The mother of the Delhi gang-rape victim refused to accept the verdict given by the JJB who held the juvenile accused guilty of all charges and sentenced him to a maximum punishment of three years in correctional home.

Last Updated: Aug 31, 2013, 16:06 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The mother of the Delhi gang-rape victim on Saturday expressed unhappiness with the verdict given by the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB), which held the minor accused guilty on all charges and sentenced him to a maximum punishment of three years in a correctional home.

"I do not agree with the verdict," the mother of the victim said outside the court after the judgment was pronounced.

"I have been misled and do not understand the judgment that has been pronounced. If they wanted to sentence him only for three years, then they should have done that long back," she said.

Similar sentiments were echoed by the brother of the victim who felt that the sentence of three years is less.

"We are not satisfied with the verdict. We will appeal against it," he said.