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Ryan murder case: JJB refuses plea to treat accused as minor

NEW DELHI: In a major setback for juvenile the accused in Pradyuman murder case, the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB), Gurugram on Wednesday rejected the petition filed by the juvenile's family to treat the accused as minor till the time chargesheet is not filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The JJB also accepted the application filed by the agency in which they had requested to take finger-prints of the juvenile accused for further investigation.
The court directed the CBI to take fingerprints of juvenile accused on December 19 in presence of his parents and counsel. The accused has been lodged at Faridabad's remand home.
On Friday, the court is expected to deliver order on the bail application of juvenile which was filed by the family of the accused on Wednesday. The court has asked the investigative officer of the case to file a reply on the bail application.
Earlier, the family of Pradyuman Thakur – who was killed on September 8 inside the washroom of Ryan International School Bhondsi – asked to treat the juvenile accused as adult and not minor. The accused is 16 years and five months old.
The juvenile, a student of Class XI, was booked by CBI after investigations by the agency revealed that he killed Pradyuman because he wanted school's exam and parents-teachers meeting to be postponed. CBI also identified the shop from where the accused had purchased the knife to kill Pradyuman.
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