Lawyer Tanveer Ahmed Mir, who defended Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the murder case of their daughter Aarushi and domestic worker Hemraj, is likely to represent the Class 11 student who is accused in Gurugram’s Ryan International School murder, Hindustan Times reported.
A Class 2 student was found with his throat slit inside a washroom in the Gurugram school on September 8. After the case was handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Class 11 student was arrested. On October 9, the CBI said the 16-year-old had confessed to the crime.
“Preliminary discussions have taken place with the father of the juvenile accused,” Mir told the Hindustan Times. “Once the terms and conditions are formally finalised, I will be defending the boy.”
On November 22, a Juvenile Justice Board had sent the Class 11 student to a juvenile home for 14 days. The court will hear arguments on taking the 16-year-old’s finger prints on November 29.
Mir said the CBI was relying on the CCTV footage available from the school bathroom, but other people were also seen in the clip. “If the boy and the conductor were in the bathroom at the same time, why didn’t either of them shout on seeing the other killing the child?” he told India Today.
The Gurugram Police had initially arrested the school bus conductor, Ashok Kumar, in the case and had charged him with murder. The Gurugram District Court on Tuesday accepted the bail plea of Kumar.