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Schoolboy's death: Court denies bail to student

Press Trust of India  |  Gurgaon 

A sessions court here rejected on Monday the plea of a 16-year-old student, accused of killing a 7-year-old boy at a private school in Bhondsi here.

declined relief to the accused saying that there was no ground at this stage to enlarge him on

During the hearing, the opposed the plea of the accused and said there was enough evidence to substantiate the involvement of the 16-year-old boy in the murder which he has voluntary admitted during interrogation.

"The investigation conducted by revealed that Bholu used to and browse various website relating to social networks, music, pornography and gaming etc by using the from his ..

"The aforesaid searches before and after the commission of murder throws light on Bholu's conduct and his intention to commit crime and to escape from the clutches of law," said.

The probe agency also told the court that the clearly established his finger prints from the door near the lock where the boy was found foundered.

The accused sought regular bail saying that he had no criminal background.

He also said that the has "wrongly" passed the order that he be tried as an adult in the murder case without taking into consideration that the accused is a student and his whole educational career is at stake.

The bail plea also said that the teen's parents "are ready to abide by the condition imposed by the court for granting bail".

The CBI, in a charge sheet, had alleged that the teenager had murdered the student on September 8 last year in a bid to get the examinations postponed and a scheduled parent-teacher meeting cancelled.

The victim's body, with the throat slit, was found in the washroom of the school at the Bhondsi area here.

Earlier, the court had barred the media from using the name of the 16-year-old juvenile accused in the case and asked it to use fictitious names instead.

While the seven-year-old victim was named "Prince" by the court, the juvenile accused was named "Bholu" and the school was referred to as "Vidyalaya".

The probe agency had earlier given a clean chit to Ashok Kumar, who was arrested by the Gurgaon Police, saying there was no evidence to prove his involvement in the crime.

The CBI had taken up the case from the on September 22, 2017 following a nationwide uproar over the gruesome killing.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 18:15 IST