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Gurugram student murder case: HC denies bail to accused juvenile

By Deepika
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Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday dismissed the bail plea of the accused minor in the alleged murder of 7-year-old boy inside a private Gurugram school.

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The Juvenile Justice Board had, on 20 December, last year, held that the teenager would be tried as an adult and directed his production before the Gurgaon Sessions Court.

On 21 May, a Gurugram sessions court ruled that the juvenile accused in the murder case at a private school in the city should be tried as an adult, rejecting a plea against the juvenile justice board's order.

Additional Sessions Judge Jasbir Singh Kundu junked the appeal of the student along with other two pleas in the Gurugram school.

The court had earlier granted time till July 4 to the CBI to file a supplementary charge sheet in the murder case of a seven-year-old boy at the Gurugram school.

Earlier, the court had barred the media from using the name of the 16-year-old juvenile accused in the case and asked it to use fictitious names instead.

While the seven-year-old victim was named "Prince" by the court, the juvenile accused was named "Bholu" and the school was referred to as "Vidyalaya".

The Juvenile Justice Board had also rejected the bail application of the juvenile accused on December 15.

The CBI, in a charge sheet, had alleged that the teenager had murdered the student on September 8 last year in a bid to get the examinations postponed and a scheduled parent-teacher meeting cancelled.

The victim's body, with the throat slit, was found in the washroom of the school.

The probe agency gave a clean chit to school bus conductor Ashok Kumar, who was earlier arrested by the Gurgaon Police, saying there was no evidence to prove his involvement in the crime.

The CBI had taken up the case from the Gurgaon police on September 22, following a nationwide uproar over the gruesome killing.

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