The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the bail plea of a juvenile accused in the murder of a Class 2 student in a private school in Gurugram. The accused had sought bail on the ground that the Central Bureau of Investigation had not filed the chargesheet within the stipulated period of 60 days, reported PTI.
The seven-year-old boy was found in a school toilet with his throat slit on September 8. The 16-year-old student was detained for the boy’s murder. According to the CBI, the accused killed the Class 2 student to get the school closed so that a parent-teacher meeting and an examination would be deferred.
Dismissing the bail plea, the bench of Justices RF Nariman and Indu Malhotra said the time limit for filing a chargesheet is 90 days in case of a heinous offence under Section 302 of Indian Penal Code. In June, the Punjab and Haryana High Court had also refused the accused statutory bail.
In December, the Juvenile Justice Board had ordered that the juvenile accused be tried as an adult. The boy appealed in the High Court, which upheld the board’s order on May 21.