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JJ Board to decide if juvenile accused in Pradhyuman case can be treated as adult

If the Board allows the plea of the parents of the victim, the juvenile accused in Pradhyuman murder case will be tried under the Indian Penal Code and not under the Juvenile Justice Act.

Published: 06th December 2017 11:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th December 2017 11:27 PM   |  A+A-

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Police outside the Ryan International School in Gurugram where Pradhyuman was found dead. (File | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Juvenile Justice Board, Gurgaon will on Friday hear a slew of petitions in connection with the Ryan schoolboy Pradhyuman murder case, including one relating to trial of the juvenile accused in the case as an adult.

The parents of the victim have filed a petition before the Board seeking treatment of the juvenile accused a “child in conflict with law.” If the Board allows the plea of the parents of the victim, the juvenile accused will be tried under the Indian Penal Code and not under the Juvenile Justice Act.

The CBI on its part has filed a petition before the Board seeking permission for taking the fingerprint of the juvenile accused for matching the same with the samples collected from the scene of the crime and other forensic reports.

The parents of the juvenile accused have also filed a petition claiming their son was kept in remand for longer duration.

The hearing of the petitions was scheduled for Wednesday but the petitions could not be taken up as the lawyer representing the CBI could not appear before the Board.

The case relates to the sensational murder of seven-year old Class II student Pradhyuman in the toilet Ryan School, Gurgaon on September 8 as soon as the school assembled in the morning. Pradhyuman was found dead with his throat slit by a sharp-edged weapon in a washroom of the school on the fateful day.

The CBI apprehended a 16-year old Class XI student of the same school last month for the alleged murder of Pradhyuman, making the case a unique one with both the victim and the accused being juveniles.

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