Gurgaon schoolboy murder: CBI chargesheets Class XI juvenile accused

The CBI also gave a clean chit to school bus conductor Ashok Kumar, who was earlier arrested by the Gurgaon Police, and sought his discharge.

Published: 05th February 2018 06:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th February 2018 08:07 AM   |  A+A-

Gurugram CBI team with the 16-year-old accused. (File | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed a charge sheet against a 16-year-old “juvenile in conflict with law” for the alleged murder of a seven-year-old Gurugram schoolboy last year even as the agency sought discharge of school bus conductor Ashok Kumar, who was earlier named by Gurugram police as the prime accused in the case.

The charge sheet was filed before Additional Sessions Judge, Gurugram, Jasbir Singh Kundu, who had earlier ruled that the teen be referred to by the pseudonym Bholu, the victim by the name Prince and the Gurugram school where the murder took place as Vidyalaya. Both Bholu and Prince were students of Vidyalaya.

Sources in CBI said the statement of Kumar had been recorded and a plea had been moved before the court for discharge of the school bus conductor from the case in the absence of any evidence of his complicity in the crime. Kumar will be made a prosecution witness once he is discharged.

Thirty-six pages constitute the operative part of the more than 2,000-page charge sheet that also includes annexures which mention Bholu’s intention of delaying a scheduled examination and a parent-teacher meeting in the school.

The charge sheet details as evidence the matching of the fingerprint lifted from the crime scene with that of the child in conflict with law, extensive analysis of the CCTV footage and identification of the source of the murder weapon, a knife.

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