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Schoolboy's death: Court gives CBI time to file supple charge sheet

Press Trust of India  |  Gurgaon (Haryana) 

A sessions court today granted time till July 4 to the CBI to file a supplementary charge sheet in the murder case of a seven-year-old boy at a private school here.

granted time to the CBI after taking note of a fresh plea by the agency stating that the probe was underway and it needed one-and-a-half months to complete it.

The court also reserved its order on a plea of the 16-year-old accused in the case challenging the Juvenile Justice Board's (JJB) decision declaring him as an adult.

It said the order would be pronounced on May 21 and the trial in the case would begin on July 4.

Sushil Tekriwal, for the victim seven-year-old boy, argued that the JJB's order declaring the 16-year-old accused as an adult was "well-reasoned" and there was no fault and "nothing illegal" in the order.

The for the a 16-year-old accused, had challenged the JJB order, saying it was "bad in law" and passed without giving him proper opportunity to present his case.

The JJB had on December 20 last year held that the teenager would be tried as an adult and had directed production before the

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 exams postponed and cancel a scheduled parent-teacher meeting.

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

The probe agency gave a clean chit to Ashok Kumar, who was earlier arrested by the Gurgaon Police, saying there was no evidence to prove his involvement in the crime. The CBI took up the case from the on September 22, following a nationwide uproar over the gruesome killing.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 15:15 IST