KARIMNAGAR: Muddam Anjaiah, one of the three accused in the Veenavanka gangrape case, will now be treated as a major. Anjaiah alias Anji was initially treated as a minor at the time of arrest but post medical examinations and based on his certificates, he will now be treated as a major.
It may be recalled that women and student organisations forced police to conduct medical tests and the district SP investigating into the case sought the medical department help. Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal forensic wing examined the accused’s hair and bones to prove his age. Medical reports confirmed that his age might be anywhere between 18 and 21 years. Meanwhile, another accused Muddam Rakesh, who is 17 years and seven months old, will also be treated as a major.
This comes after the Supreme Court’s new guidelines states that any accused above the age of 16 who committed a heinous crime will be awarded punishment on par with majors.