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'I am alive': UP boy appears in SC hearing of his murder case
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'I am alive': UP boy appears in SC hearing of his murder case

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 11 Nov 2023, 09:43 pm

New Delhi: An 11-year-old boy appeared before a Supreme Court bench today in an attempt to convince the judiciary that he is alive and that the alleged murder case involving him is fabricated, media reported.

The Uttar Pradesh police registered the murder case in Pilibhit when Abhay Singh’s father falsely accused his grandfather and uncles of murdering him, reported NDTV.

The boy approached several authorities to bring closure to the case and tried to prove that he was alive.

He even approached a bench at the Allahabad High Court, but his petition was dismissed, prompting him to present his case before the Supreme Court.

On Friday, he stood before a division bench of the Supreme Court and said "I am alive".

According to the boy's lawyer, Kuldeep Jauhari, the 11-year-old has been residing with his maternal grandfather since 2013 due to his father's abusive behaviour towards his mother and demands of more dowry, the report said.

Following his mother's death, the boy's grandfather took legal action against the father, but Abhay’s father accused the grandfather of murdering Abhay, stated the report.

In light of the situation, the court has directed the Uttar Pradesh government, the Superintendent of Police in Pilibhit, and the station house officer at the Neuria police station to provide reports on the case.

The boy told the SC bench that he was alive and well and was living with his grandparents, the report added.

“The police keep coming to our house and threaten my grandparents. I want to continue staying with them, and hence want the case to be closed," he told the court, according to the report.

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the case in January.

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