NEW DELHI (Online) – The youngest convict in the notorious 2012 Delhi gang rape case has been released from a correctional centre, his lawyer told the media on Sunday.

Legal challenges and protests from the victim’s parents had failed to prevent the release.

The rapist, who cannot be named as he was a minor at the time of the crime, was sentenced to three years in a reform facility in August 2013.

The rape and the subsequent death of the woman caused global outrage.