Chandigarh, June 6: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday rejected the bail plea of the juvenile accused in the horrendous killing of a seven-year-old boy at Gurugram’s Ryan International School last year.

On May 21, a Child Sessions Court, hearing a plea by the victim’s father, had ruled that the juvenile accused in the case should be tried as an adult.

“The Child Sessions Court upheld judgement by the Juvenile Justice Board that the juvenile be tried as an adult. He can be subjected to stringent and strict punishment if he’s going to get convicted. We welcome it,” the lawyer, representing the family of the deceased student, told news agency ANI.

The body of the Class 2 student was found in a pool of blood in the bathroom of Gurugram’ Ryan International School on September 8 last year. The police arrested the bus conductor claiming he had confessed to the crime.

The case was, however, transferred to the CBI following the demand by the parents of the deceased student to do so, who had claimed that the driver was being used a scapegoat by the police to shield influential people.

Soon after, CBI turned the case around by rubbishing the probe conducted by the Gurugram Police and claiming that a Class 11 student of the same school had murdered the Class 2 student, and not the bus driver.

According to CBI’s theory, the Class 11 student had committed the crime to get his exams and Parents-Teachers Meeting (PTM) postponed.