Reports in CBI chargesheet indicate juvenile accused was ‘aggressive’
Chargesheet submits report from a private hospital in Sector 57 where the juvenile accused was receiving psychiatric treatment. The father of the accused, however, said the treatment his son was receiving was not due to his childish behaviourgurgaon Updated: Feb 07, 2018 17:48 IST
The 16-year-old juvenile accused is aggressive and short-tempered, states the chargesheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which apprehended the boy for the murder of a class 2 student of a private school on September 8 last year.
The chargesheet, submitted by the investigation agency in a Gurgaon court on Monday, also states that the juvenile accused was undergoing treatment for behavioural issues at a private hospital in Sector 57, Gurgaon.
A report from a private hospital in Sector 57 mentions the juvenile accused was receiving psychiatric treatment at the facility.
The accused’s father, however, contended that the treatment his son was receiving was not due to any mental health issues, but due to his childish behaviour.
“My son used to love playing with small children and was immature. I was concerned that he should get involved with his peer group so I consulted the doctor and there was nothing serious. Also, these consultations do not prove my son is a murderer,” the father of the 16-year-old accused said.
The CBI chargesheet also relies heavily on statements of teachers to highlight the behavioural aspects of the juvenile accused.
In the teachers’ statements recorded by the social investigation report filed by the legal-cum-probation officer—which is part of the charge sheet—it is stated that the boy was aggressive, short-tempered and often landed in an argument with fellow students.
The juvenile accused’s teacher from class 10 stated that he was mostly “lazy and sometimes found sitting with his head down in the class”. He used to get annoyed easily and never had permanent friends, the teacher told the CBI.
The chargesheet quotes the subject teachers of the accused tell the CBI officials that the 16-year-old used to carry a mobile phone to the class, and was a disturbed.
The chargesheet mentions that the juvenile accused often shouted at fellow students and used to get irritated.
In the chargesheet, the teachers have stated that in February 2016, the accused did not appear for mock exams to class 10 and he was admitted in the hospital for three to four days after he complained that someone had mixed a substance in his water bottle because of which he felt drowsy.
The accused is alleged to have murdered an eight-year-old to delay exams and get a parent teacher meeting cancelled.
On December 20, the juvenile justice board had held that the juvenile accused be tried as an adult for the “heinous” crime. Transferring the case to the special children’s court, the board held that circumstances show the teenager was “mature enough” to understand the consequences of his alleged act and could think of ways to escape punishment which his alleged act attracted.
First Published: Feb 07, 2018 17:48 IST