Prince murder case: Bholu’s bail plea rejected

Punjab and Haryana High Court

The Hush Post: Punjab and Haryana High Court today rejected the bail application of accused Bholu in the Prince murder case. The court while rejecting the bail plea observed that it was a pre-planned act.

Bholu, a class XI student, is accused of murdering a 7-yr-old class 2 student, Prince, who was found with his throat slit inside a washroom of the school in Haryana’s Gurugram.

In January, the court had restrained the media and public from revealing the identity of those involved in the murder. Judge Additional District Sessions Court judge Jabir Singh Kundu said the terms “Vidyalaya”, “Prince” and “Bholu” should be used to refer to the school, the 16-year-old student of the Institute accused of the murder and the victim.

Ever since the shocking incident came to light, the case has witnessed several twist and turns. Initially, the Gurugram police had arrested a bus conductor Ashok Kumar and claimed that he had committed the crime. Ashok Kumar was, however, let off after the CBI took over the case.

Earlier, the Additional District Sessions Court judge Jabir Singh Kundu had on May 14 reserved his judgment on the petition filed by the 16-year-old accused challenging the Juvenile Justice Board’s decision declaring him an adult. The trial in the case will begin on July 4.

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