The move came in the backdrop of the rape of a three-year-old girl allegedly by her neighbour in Bandipora district of the state.
"With due regard to all facts, a decision would be taken regarding lowering the age for punishment to 16 years after detailed discussions with fellow advisors, various interest groups, secretaries and police," advisor to governor K Vijay Kumar said.
Kumar assured that speedy investigation into the horrific rape case.
He said the culprit would be given exemplary punishment as per the law. In the present case, a special medical team would ascertain the age of the accused, Kumar added.
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