The juvenile convicted in the brutal gangrape and assault of a 23-year-old girl on a moving bus in Delhi on the night of 16 December, 2012, will reportedly be sent to the custody of an NGO.
The convict, who hails from Uttar Pradesh's Badaun area, was 17 when he committed the crime. He is now 20 and will be released from the rehabilitation centre on 22 December after he completes his three-year term.
However, he will not be allowed to return home, instead he will be kept in the custody of an NGO, where he will be given vocational training, NDTV reported.
Union Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi had written to the Home Ministry this week, requesting that the convicts of sexual assault must be traced after they have served their punishment.
"You know the issue is not of that particular individual, the point is that I have written to the home ministry saying that there should a tweaking of the law in which every person accused of sexual abuse, who has served a time and has come out should have to report to the police station and he should be monitored (sic)," she said, according to NDTV report.
Earlier, Nirbhaya's parents had appealed to National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh that the juvenile's face be made public before his release as "he is a threat to the society".
"...he was the most brutal of all the six and he is showing no signs of remorse about what he has done. His release will be a threat to the society. We don't want that what has happened with out daughter is repeated (sic)...if at all he is to be released, his face should be shown to the world," the 23-year-old's father said, according to PTI report.
Nirbhaya was brutally gangraped and assaulted with an iron rod on a private moving bus by six men, including the juvenile convict. She had suffered severe injuries in her abdomen and intestines due to the brutal assault and succumbed to them on 29 December, 2012.
While investigating, the police found out that the juvenile was the most brutal of all the six assaulters.
While the juvenile convict was sent to a reform facility for three years, the other five were sentenced to death. Of the five adult convicts, one was found dead in Tihar Jail on 11 March. The police suspect it to be a suicide.
The Nirbhaya gangrape case had triggered massive protests across the nation, forcing the government to introduce more strict laws and better safety measures for women.