The Juvenile Justice Board on Wednesday decided that the boy accused of murdering a Class 2 student at Gurugram’s Ryan International School in September will be tried as an adult, NDTV reported.

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.