Indian police officers lock the gate of the police station during a protest condemning the gang rape of a 23-year-old student on a city bus late Sunday in New Delhi last month. Pic: AP.

NEW DELHI (AP) — A juvenile court has ruled that a suspect in the fatal gang rape of a young woman in New Delhi last month was a juvenile at the time of the attack.

A lawyer present in the court said a magistrate announced the decision Monday after going over documents presented to the court by officials of the suspect’s elementary school that indicated that he was a juvenile at the time of the Dec. 16 attack.

The lawyer could not be named because he was not authorized to brief media.