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

Tabitha Dunn
September 16, 2017

He also said that the school will remain shut for three months.

Days after seven-year-old Pradyuman's death in Ryan International School, the Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced that the state government will take over the school management and that the case would be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

He said the Gurugram administration will take over the school for three months. "Today I came here to meet the family", he told reporters here. Despite that and in view of the demand, this case is being handed over to the CBI for a probe.

"Although, the Haryana Police is doing a good job of investigating the case, we have made a decision to hand over probe to the CBI", Khattar said. "I appeal to the CBI to investigate the case as expeditiously as possible", he added.

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The chief minister, who visited the house of Pradyuman, offered his condolences to his family. On Thursday, a bus driver at the school also alleged that Pradyuman had been taken by the school authorities to another hospital before finally being taken to Artemis Hospital - a claim that is yet to be verified but one that was hitherto not known about. The Deputy Commissioner of Gurugram will be its administrator during this period. The lawyer of the main accused, Ashok Kumar, meanwhile said his client has denied any involvement in the murder.

"In future, the schools should ensure that such incidents did not occur on their premises", he said. Police have arrested the bus conductor Ashok Kumar, who allegedly killed the kid after failing to sexually assault him.

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.

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