In a peculiar incident that rapidly gained online attention, an 11-year-old boy presented himself before a Supreme Court bench to argue his existence.
In Uttar Pradesh, a boy appeared in court to persuade the authorities that he is indeed alive, challenging the authenticity of a murder case linked to him.
The case started when the boy’s father falsely accused his grandfather and uncles of killing him. The murder case was registered by police.
The boy named Abhay Singh has since then approached several courts to close the case and prove that he is alive but his petitions were dismissed, which in turn forced him to approach the Supreme Court.
He stood before a bench of the court and said “I am alive”. Taking note of the matter, the court has sought reports from the Uttar Pradesh government, the Pilibhit Superintendent of Police, and the station house officer at the Neuria police station.
The court has also directed authorities to not take any coercive steps against the boy and his grandfather till further orders