The Class 11 student will be produced in court on Friday, the board said. If convicted, he will stay in a correctional home till he turns 21, and then be transferred to a prison.
“During subsequent proceedings, the convict [sic] will be considered as an adult,” Sushil Tekriwal, lawyer for the Class 2 boy’s family, told ANI.
On December 13, the Juvenile Justice Board had allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation to take fingerprints of the 16-year-old accused. Two days later, a Gurugram court rejected his bail plea.
On September 8, the Class 2 student was found with his throat slit inside a washroom of the Gurugram school. The autopsy revealed injuries on the boy’s neck, inflicted by a sharp-edged weapon, were the cause of death. The Gurugram Police initially arrested a bus conductor, but the Central Bureau of Investigation detained the 16-year-old student of the same school for the crime on November 8.