Surgery boy granted conditional bail
The teenaged boy who allegedly performed a caesarean operation surrendered before a local court which granted him conditional bail.Updated: Jul 04, 2007, 22:35 IST
The teenaged boy, who allegedly performed a caesarean operation at a hospital run by his doctor-parents at Manapparai, on Wednesday surrendered before a local court which granted him conditional bail.
Sixteen-year-old Dhileepan Raj surrendered before the Juvenile Justice Board.
After making inquiries, Juvenile Justice Board Chairperson D Sujatha, who is also a judicial magistrate, ordered the boy be remanded till July 18.
At this juncture, S Martin, counsel for Dhileepan, argued that taking into account his age, the boy can be released on bail under section 12 of the Juvenile Justice (care and protection of children) Act 2000.
The Chairperson said the bail could be granted on condition that the boy be produced before the Board as and when demanded and that certificates should be produced about the identity of the boy's guardian.
Since the boy's parents were lodged in central prison, Tiruchi, the advocate pleaded that the boy's maternal grandmother Kamala of Manapparai would be the guardian.
After the requisite papers were furnished, the bail was granted.