Pradyuman murder case: Haryana govt orders CBI probe

Posted September 16, 2017

The chief minister also said that the Haryana government will take over the management of the Ryan International School in Gurugram for the next three months.

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar visits family of murdered school boy. "This case is handed over to CBI for investigation", he told media persons after meeting Pradyuman's parents. The child's parents had been demanding that the investigation be handed over to the CBI since they believed that the murder was planned.

School bus conductor Ashok Kumar, who emerged as the prime suspect, was arrested the same day.

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Gurugram Police Commissioner Sandeep Khirwar, while speaking to the press, said cross-questioning of school staff and office-bearers would be conducted to verify the claims made by them and bring out facts in the case. The Gurgaon Police had detained the school's gardener, Harpal Singh. The investigation officer beat him badly to make him confess to the crime.

Varun Thakur, the father of a seven-year-old boy murdered inside the Gurugram branch of the Ryan International School in Haryana last week, filed an application on Wednesday in the Bombay High Court seeking dismissal of the anticipatory transit bail plea filed by the school's trustees. He added that the Haryana government has chose to amend the Act related to rules and regulations for safety of students in schools in the ensuing Vidhan Sabha session. He added that he had directed the CBI to probe the alleged murder, which took place near the school toilet.

He said that the schools should have adequate surveillance by functional CCTV cameras, besides ensuring safe neighbouring premises.

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There would be proper attendance, reporting of absentees and compulsory ID cards for staff and students while special attention would be paid to accident and abuse-prone areas inside schools, he said.

Awareness should be also created about Internet hazards and road safety, he said.

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