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Ryan case: Juvenile sent to 14-day legal custody

Gurugram: The 16-year-old boy, accused of killing seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur at Ryan International School in Bhondsi, has been remanded to 14 days legal custody, after being produced in the sessions court on Wednesday.
However, there was no hearing as the judge was on leave. His judicial remand has now been extended to 14 more days and he will remain at the child correction home till January 17. The boy's bail petition will be taken up on January 6.
On December 20 last year, the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) had ordered that the juvenile – charged with the murder of Pradyuman – will be tried as an adult.
The decision by the JJB was the second major setback for the juvenile. Besides his bail petition getting rejected earlier, the special court had also allowed the CBI to take his fingerprints of the accused.
The fingerprints, which were obtained by the premier investigating agency on Tuesday, will now be matched with the murder weapon that it had retrieved.
Ever since Pradyuman was murdered in the washroom of the school, there have been various twists and turns in the case relating to his death.
The case took a new dimension after the CBI trashed the probe by the Gurugram police and gave a clean chit to bus conductor Ashok Kumar.
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