- The accused were aged 20 years, respectively, while committing the crime and had just attained majority.
- Panchal has no criminal antecedent and hails from a poor strata of the society.
- No evidence on record to indicate that the duo cannot be reformed.
- The child was abducted for money and the duo had no intention to kill him until the situation went out of control.
Criminals are not born, but made