BREAKING: Accused juvenile in the Ryan murder case to be tried as an adult
In a major breakthrough in the Ryan International murder case, the accused juvenile will be tried as an adult, according to the Juvenile Justice Board, Gurgaon.
The order was pronounced today after the board heard the arguments put forth by all the stakeholders in the case.
The psychological and social development reports of the juvenile played a key role in the pronouncement.
Senior clinical psychologist, Dr Joginder Singh Kairo, posted at PGIMS Rohtak, had prepared the juvenile’s psychological report after spending five hours with him in the observation home. The social development report was filed by the legal-cum-probation officer of the child protection unit.
The juvenile will now be tried by the sessions court as an adult.
“However, since the accused is a juvenile, hanging and life imprisonment as sentences will not be allowed,” said Sushil Tekriwal, the lawyer representing the Thakurs, the family of the 7-year-old victim who was murdered in a washroom inside Ryan International School, Bhondsi.