In a new development in the Ryan School murder case, Tanveer Ahmed Mir, the lawyer who appeared for the Talwar couple, accused of killing their daughter Aarushi Talwar, will now defend the teenage student accused of killing Pradyuman Thakur.
"I have had preliminary discussion with the family of the boy, I will in all probability take his case," Mir told India Today.
Mir said the student's father, who is also a lawyer, approached him through his friend, a third lawyer who practices in Gurugram.
"We will first argue on the new amendment whether the accused boy needs to be tried as a juvenile or as an adult?" he asked, adding he would stress on international conventions on trials of underage defendants that India is a signatory to.
Pradyuman Thakur, a class 2 student at Gurugram’s Ryan International School, was found murdered in the school toilet on September 8.
"I am thankful to Tanveer Mirji," the teenage student's father told India Today adding he is hopeful Mir will get justice for his son.
"They have beaten him up, he is being framed," he alleged.