Top officials arrested in Gurugram school murder

Pressure on CBSE to act against Ryan International

Pressure on CBSE to act against Ryan International

The murder of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur, a Class 2 student of Ryan International School, may have found its culprit, but the mystery is far from resolved.

The post-mortem report of the Class II student who was found murdered at the Ryan International School said that the victim was not subjected to sexual assault by the accused, according to ANI. He has now been remanded in judicial custody till September 18.

Francis and Jeyus were arrested on Sunday night following interrogation, Gurugram Police Commissioner Sandeep Khairwar told the media.

The police also detained acting principal Neerja Batra for interrogation.

Meanwhile, the Bombay High Court today granted interim protection from arrest to the groups founding chairman, Augustine Pinto, and the manging director, Grace Pinto, till tomorrow in connection with the killing of the boy.

The two-member Haryana police team of assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Madan Singh and Police Inspector (PI) Anand Kumar arrived at Samta Nagar Police station this morning; the headquarters comes under the jurisdiction of the police station.

From constituting special counselling teams to address issues related to child abuse to teaching children about "bad and good touch", and encouraging them to speak up if anything untoward happens to them - schools need to step up and take action. He also alleged that police officers in civil dress threatened him with dire consequences if he did not admit that knife was a part of the bus toolkit.

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Their counsel Niteen Pradhan mentioned the applications before Justice Ajey Gadkari, who posted them for hearing on Tuesday.

HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said the advisories, that were issued to schools for the safety and security of students, would be sent out once again.

Officials have deployed security forces inside the school premises following the last day protest. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar called up the boy's father on Monday and also got Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar to have a word with him.

A parent of a sixth grader told TOI that they sought reassurance from the principal when it came to security arrangements.The principal of the school, who initially refused to meet them, later met five representatives of the parents and assured them to do everything possible to ensure safety of the students.

A fact-finding sub enquiry committee has highlighted deficiencies in the installation of CCTV cameras at the school, lack of separate toilets for drivers and conductors, unsafe toilets, broken boundary wall, lack of ramps, expired fire extinguishers and lack of police verification of employees.

He also added that police have found the school management guilty of destruction of evidences such as cleaning the blood on the floor.

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