Apprehended last week for allegedly murdering a 68-year-old woman, the juvenile with his ‘fatal’ obsession for dance reportedly wants to continue practicing inside the observation home.
This is the second time the juvenile has been sent to the home. Last year in September, he was apprehended along with his female partner for kidnapping and murdering a boy to whom they used to teach dance. He had told police that he wanted to participate in dance talent show for which he needed money.
Sources at the home told The Indian Express that the juvenile does not talk much but has shown interest to continue his dance practice. His request is under the consideration by the authorities, added the sources.
The minor was apprehended from his residence in Faridabad on February 3 for allegedly robbing and killing a 68-year-old woman in south Delhi’s Lodhi Colony. He has been booked for the murder.
The juvenile’s father said, “I don’t know about his activity inside the correction home as I have not met him since the day he was apprehended. But one thing is very clear – he is very passionate about dance.”
He added that he will not go to meet him. “I want him to realise (what he did) this time. I have asked my family also to not go and meet him. His mother still cries when we talk about him but I am not allowing her to meet him,” said his father.
Sources said the juvenile believes he will be released soon and can fulfill his dream of participating in television dance shows. Sources said the boy is famous among his fellow inmates because of his dance quality and good behavior. He was released from the home because of his good conduct.
“Last time when he was lodged in the correction home, he used to serve tea to his fellow inmates due to which he became famous among them. He also danced to songs that played on TV,” said the source.
Sources said the juvenile might be considered a “major” as he had committed a “heinous” crime. Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Prem Nath said, “We have not got any intimation about him being considered a major. The Juvenile Justice Board has to decide.” He will turn 18 next month.