- Juvenile accused of Ryan Murder case will be tried as an adult
- The announcement was made by Juvenile Justice Board(JJB)
- Pradyumn’s father has written an application to the board for the same
The Juvenile Justice Board(JJB) has recently announced that the 16-year-old accused of Ryan Murder Case will face the trial of the court as an adult. This announcement was made considering the application written by the victim’s father.
A ‘Turning Point’ in the case
The Ryan International School is in headlines since a young child of the class second was murdered with the throat slit. After a detailed investigation by the Gurugram police and the Crime Bureau of Investigation(CBI), they finally found the accused of the murder who was also the student of the school.
This 16-year-old boy will now be tried under the law and the Juvenile Justice Board(JJB) has announced that he will be considered as an adult during this period of a trial taking the sensitivity of the case into consideration.
The father of the deceased boy Pradyumn has written an application to the board and this application has finally resulted in this decision by the board. The whole family including the father welcomed the verdict of the board.
Sushil Tekriwal, the lawyer of the victim’s side, welcomed the verdict he also termed it as the “turning point” in the high-profile case.
In a statement, he said,“The verdict of the board that the juvenile will be treated and tried as an adult is ‘historic’. The juvenile will now be produced before a sessions court and the judge will then assign the case to the relevant Child Sessions Court for the trial”.
He further added that the verdict meant that the juvenile if convicted, would not be set free after three years and could be sentenced to even 14 years in jail.
Mr. Tekriwal while interacting with the media informed, “In case of conviction, the juvenile will stay in the Observation Home until the age of 21. But as per Section 21 of the JJ Act, he cannot be sentenced to death or life imprisonment”.