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Allahabad HC grants bail to minor, accused of killing his mother after she stopped him from playing PUBG

Allahabad HC grants bail to minor, accused of killing his mother after she stopped him from playing PUBG

Today, the single bench headed by Justice Shree Prakash Singh of Allahabad High Court has granted bail to 16 yr old boy who is accused of killing his mother after she stopped him from playing PUBG. 

The minor shot his mother using his father's licensed pistol after she stopped him from playing the mobile game. 

"The revisionist was 16 years 8 months and 7 days at the date of the incident and that is evident from the impugned order of the Juvenile Justice Board. Thus, it is established that the revisionist is a juvenile...Further, so far as the merit of the case is concerned, the FIR has been lodged by the grandmother of the revisionist and she is not an eyewitness. The other witnesses are also not the eyewitnesses in the instant matter and only on hearsay basis," the order stated.

The Court was hearing a plea moved by the juvenile accused challenging the decision of the Additional District & Sessions Judge, POCSO Court, Lucknow, which had rejected his bail plea. He was booked for murder under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code 1860.

In the said matter, last year in June, The body of the deceased was recovered two days after the said incident.

While granting bail, the Court also took note of the fact that the juvenile-accused has been in a child protection home since June 8, 2022 and that his father has undertaken that he will keep watch over his son.

Advocates Pradeep Kumar Rai, Prakarsh Pandey and Praveen Kumar Shukla appeared for the juvenile-accused.

 

 

 
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