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MP cops rush to file FIR for assault. The accused is six years old

Superintendent of police, Pradeep Sharma said, “As the injury was caused to one of the kids was grave, the FIR was registered immediately. Now, we will forward the matter to the juvenile justice board.”

india Updated: Jun 27, 2019 22:44 IST
Shruti Tomar
Shruti Tomar
Bhopal
Biaora police station in-charge DP Lohiya said, “Mother of a five-year-old boy came on Wednesday to register an FIR alleging that a boy had hit her son with stone and also hurled abuses on him.
Biaora police station in-charge DP Lohiya said, “Mother of a five-year-old boy came on Wednesday to register an FIR alleging that a boy had hit her son with stone and also hurled abuses on him.(HT Photo)
         

After a fight between two kids in Madhya Pradesh’s Rajgarh district, the police lodged an FIR on Wednesday against one of the kids for voluntary causing hurt and abusing the other only to realise on Thursday that the accused was only six years old.

Biaora police station in-charge DP Lohiya said, “Mother of a five-year-old boy came on Wednesday to register an FIR alleging that a boy had hit her son with stone and also hurled abuses on him. After a medical examination, we registered the FIR under sections 323 and 294 of the IPC as the woman told us that the accused boy was more than 12 years old.”

Father of the kid who was booked by the police, said, “Both the kids had gone to get dates from a tree. A stone mistakenly hit the other kid and he got injured. Then, the mother of the other kid made it a big issue and registered an FIR against my son.”

Superintendent of police, Pradeep Sharma said, “As the injury was caused to one of the kids was grave, the FIR was registered immediately. Now, we will forward the matter to the juvenile justice board.”

Lawyer Anant Asthana said, “It’s a blunder by the police. Now, the police will have to submit an application to the juvenile justice board giving an explanation behind registration of the FIR. It’s the board which will decide whether to quash the FIR or register the case under relevant sections of the Juvenile Justice Act.”

Child rights activist Prashant Khare said, “It is shocking that police registered the case without checking the fact. If a mother was blaming someone but she also said that the offense was committed by a kid the police should not have registered the FIR.”

First Published: Jun 27, 2019 21:04 IST

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