The Madras High Court Bench here on Monday granted bail to a school student arrested in connection with the murder of Sub-Inspector of Police T. Alwin Sudhan (26) and injuries caused to a few other policemen at Vembathur near Tiruppachetti in Sivaganga district on October 27.

Justice C.T. Selvam ordered to enlarge the accused on bail after it was represented that he was a schoolboy studying in standard XII in a government higher secondary school in Vembathur.

A Juvenile Justice Board had rejected his bail plea on November 9.

The police had booked him under Sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting with deadly weapons), 294b (uttering obscene words), 331 (causing grievous hurt voluntarily) 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from performing his duty), 506 part I (criminal intimidation), 307 (attempt to murder), 302 (murder) and 212 (harbouring offender) of the Indian Penal Code.

He was also charged under the Tamil Nadu Property (Prevention of Damage and Loss) Act 1992.

It was represented that he was a schoolboy studying in standard XII in a government school in Vembathur