New Delhi: A 17-year-old boy, apprehended for strangulating an elderly woman two months after he was released from a correction home, could be the first juvenile to be tried as an adult under a new law passed by Parliament in December.The Delhi Police has urged the Juvenile Justice Board to treat the boy as an adult as he allegedly murdered the woman just five months after kidnapping and killing a 13-year-old boy for which he was sent to the correction home.
The boy was released from the juvenile home in December last year for his “good behaviour” after his parents applied for bail, saying he had to appear for Class X exams. He was apprehended again yesterday on charge of killing the woman at South Delhi’s BK Gupta Colony.
If the Juvenile Justice Board accepts the recommendation of the Delhi Police, then the boy will be the first to be tried under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act.
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