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‘My son was tortured', alleges accused juvenile's father; CBI denies

By Vikas
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    The father of the juvenile accused of murdering seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur on Saturday alleged that the CBI tortured his son and even thrashed him "brutally" during the interrogation.

    The CBI on its part has denied such allegations, said reports.

    The accused juvenile's father

    "My son is being tortured, he was hung upside down and brutally thrashed. He is completely innocent," the father told the media.

    The accused boy was produced before the juvenile court today after his three-day CBI custody ended. The boy had allegedly murdered Pradyuman, a class 2nd student of Gurugram's Ryan International school, to get the parents teacher meeting (PTM) and examinations canceled.

    "Only one PTM had happened till now and all teachers had praised my son's performance and behaviour, I have his mark sheets..Do you think such a young boy would behave normally for so many days had he committed such a serious crime?," the accused boy's father told news agency ANI.

    The Juvenile Court today sent the class 11th student to a correction home till November 22.

    "The boy has been sent to Faridabad observation home till 22nd November, which is also the date of next hearing," news agency ANI quoted arrested juvenile's lawyer, Sandeep Aneja, as saying.

    [Pradyuman murder case: Accused juvenile sent to correction home till Nov 22]

    The CBI on Wednesday arrested the class 11th student in connection with the case. The family and lawyers of Pradyuman had demanded that the accused be tried as an adult and be given strict punishment.

    The family accused the local police of botching up the investigation and said the Central Bureau of Investigation meticulously collected circumstantial evidences and facts. They also alleged a larger conspiracy behind the murder and said that they want the CBI to file a charge sheet soon. 

    Pradyuman was found murdered in the bathroom of the Ryan International School. There was a twist in the tale on Wednesday when the CBI said that the murder was committed by the 16-year-old boy and not the conductor who was earlier made an accused in the case.

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