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Juvenile arrested for G Noida double murder to be counselled today

An official at the observation home said the session will be held on Tuesday by a renowned counsellor, who will make a report on the boy’s social behaviour.

noida Updated: Dec 11, 2017 23:12 IST
Sohil Sehran
Sohil Sehran
Hindustan Times
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An official at the observation home said the session will be held on Tuesday by a renowned counsellor, who will make a report on the boy’s social behaviour.(Sunil Ghosh/HT File)

The counselling of 16-year-old boy, who allegedly confessed to having killed his mother and sister in Greater Noida, by a child psychologist did not take place on Monday at the observation home in Noida.

An official at the observation home said the session will be held on Tuesday by a renowned counsellor, who will make a report on the boy’s social behaviour.

Due to prior commitments, the counsellor could not reach the observation home on Monday at 4pm, officials said. An official said that the basic idea is to rehabilitate the boy on the basis that ‘whatever has happened is a thing of the past.’

The boy was brought to the observation home on Saturday around 5.30pm. He was not comfortable with sharing details related to the murders that took place on the night of December 4 in a high-rise apartment.

The official said the boy was given books with motivational books and he also played carroms with boys of his age on Monday.

On Sunday evening, the boy’s father and uncle had come to meet him but had to leave after five minutes.

“When his father and uncle came to meet him, he started getting emotional. We intervened and asked them to leave. First, we have to make him feel comfortable here. This is a different environment for him. His father agreed and left,” an official said.

Officials said the boy will remain in solitary confinement for some time, but he will be allowed to interact with four other boys his age. The official said the observation home has 140 children aged between 10-18 years from Gautam Budh Nagar, Shamli, Ghaziabad, Muzaffarnagar and Saharanpur.

Officials said the boy can appear in exams following an order from the Juvenile Justice Board and the boy’s father can handover books for his son to pursue studies.

Meanwhile, the district magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar, BN Singh, has given directions to officials to ensure that inmates of the observation home do not suffer. Following a report of District Legal Services Authority, which mentioned that the healthcare facilities at the home were poor, the district magistrate said that the chief medical officer of Gautam Budh Nagar has been directed to ensure proper health facilities at the centre.

First Published: Dec 11, 2017 23:12 IST