Ryan murder: Haryana government orders CBI probe, takes over school management

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Khattar further announced that the school management would be taken over by the state for the next three months.

On handing over of his son's murder case to CBI, Victim's father, Varun Thakur said he was glad that the government has shown sensitivity in this case. The incident triggered angry protests by parents who were left shocked by the ghastly murder and demanded a CBI probe into the incident. He, however, confirmed that the school management would be taken over by the state for next three months.

The accused, bus conductor Ashok Kumar, is already in police custody.

Earlier in the day, Khattar met the bereaved family of Pradyuman, assuring them justice in time-bound manner.

"This incident (the murder of Pradyuman) was unfortunate".

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Additional chief secretary, School Education Department, Dr K K Khandelwal added that three-level safety committees at the district, sub-divisional and school level, headed by the deputy commissioner, sub-divisional magistrate and the school head respectively, will also be formed.

"The Haryana Police has been properly conducting a probe in this case".

"The Haryana government chose to take over the management of the school after the fact-finding sub-committee in its reports found various irregularities with regard student security inside the school premises", Vinay Singh said. According to the police, Kumar has confessed to the crime during interrogation. The murder has created massive outrage against the school administration. On being asked whether action would be taken against the school authorities, the CM said it would be based upon the probe findings.

The top officials of the school have already been arrested after a report glaring lapses were found in the security infrastructure of the school including non-functional CCTV cameras, non-verification of staff and lack of separate toilets for staff like drivers and conductors.

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