Ryan School Student Murder: Principal Suspended, Family Demands CBI Inquiry

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that justice will be served. “It is like a warning to people and schools and  justice will be served for sure.”

NEW DELHI: Protests erupted outside Ryan International School on Saturday after a Class 2 student’s dead body was found here on Friday. The seven-year-old boy’s throat was allegedly slit by the school’s bus conductor.

Angry parents and locals gathered outside the school premises this morning and staged protest for over two hours demanding a CBI probe into the gruesome murder while expressing their displeasure over the investigation being carried out by the Gurgaon Police.

They also demanded that the school management be booked for the murder of boy. Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar said he has directed the authorities to complete formalities within seven days.

The victim’s mother said she wants a CBI enquiry into the matter. “Principal was indifferent when she came to the hospital, put her in jail. I want to know what happened to my child, I want CBI,” she said.

“The Ryan International School management has suspended acting principal Neerja Batra and removed all the security staff,” District Public Relation Officer R S Sangwan said.

The body of Pradhuman Thakur, the student of Ryan International School in Bhondsi, was found inside a toilet of the school on Friday morning. The 7-year-old boy’s body was found in a mutilated condition, with his throat slashed.

The conductor, identified as a 40-year-old man, “attempted the sexually assault the boy, but killed him with the knief he carried in his pocket when he raised an alarm,” Gurugram DCP said. He has been arrested.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked the school to file a report in the matter within two days. “Ryan International School has been asked to send a report along with FIR filed in this case within two days.”

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