Gurugram killer to face trial as juvenile

  • | Thursday | 11th October, 2018

The premier agency had arrested "Bholu", a student of Class XI of the same school, for killing Prince (name of the victim given by the court). Initially, the matter was investigated by the Haryana police, which had booked a bus conductor of the school for killing the class-II student. Gurugram school murder: ‘Bholu’ killed ‘Prince’ in ‘Vidyalaya’ The additional district sessions court J S Kundu even provided alternative names to be used in reportage on the case: the juvenile suspect is to be referred to as ‘Bholu’, the Class II student who was murdered is to be called ‘Prince’ and the school where both of them studied is simply ‘Vidyalalya’. However, later the case was referred to CBI for probe. CHANDIGARH: The class XI student of a Gurugram-based private school, who had allegedly killed a class IV student of same school in September last year, would now face the trial of the case as a juvenile.The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday allowed his petition in which he had sought directions to treat him a juvenile in the trial of the case.Justice Daya Chaudhary allowed the petition after hearing the plea filed by the accused who was named as 'Bholu' by court to ensure his identity is not revealed.He had challenged the decision through which he was ordered to be treated as an adult.On September 8, 2017, the body of seven-year-old 'Prince' (name given to the victim boy) was found inside the toilet of the school, with his throat slit.

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