7-yr-old's killing: Top school officials held


Hundreds of angry parents on Sunday staged a massive protest outside Ryan International School in Gurgaon after a 7-year-old school boy was found dead in the school's washroom of Friday with his throat slit, which shocked the entire nation.

Serious security lapses in the school were even pointed out by a Special Investigation Team (SIT), that is constituted to look into the case. Gurgaon Police also arrested two top officials of the school under section 75 of the Juvenile Justice act.

Pradhuman's mother Jyoti said the school management "misguided" them after the murder and his father Varun Thakur was compelled to move the Supreme Court for a probe by the CBI. There have been multiple cases and more tragedy seems waiting to happen as there are no radical changes that have taken place despite so many incidents in schools being reported.

While the incident has terrified the parents across all schools, it is to be noted that this is not the first time that the school is in the news for the wrong reasons. Last year, on 20 January 2016, Devansh Kakrora, a six-year-old student, died after he allegedly fell into a water tank in the Vasant Kunj branch of Ryan International School. The police are also questioning a driver, gardener and a few others to find if the conductor had accomplices.

According to police, Ashok Kumar, the bus conductor was already present in the school toilet.

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A school bus conductor was arrested soon after, with police claiming he confessed that he tried to sexually assault the boy and killed him when he resisted.

The police reportedly received a call from school authorities around 8 am and they rushed to the spot along with the unit. Reportedly, many people received injuries after the police resorted to lathicharge the gathering outside the gate. Ryan International must also answer why it allowed the alleged murderer to bring a knife into the school premises.

"The Gurgaon Police team has been sent to Mumbai in connection with the investigation". The school, however, denied allegations of negligence and affirmed that Jiya was dropped on the right side of the road.

It was also unclear whether the remaining trustees could also be implicated in the case that has snowballed into a major national issue concerning safety and security of children in schools.

The victim's family said that there is a big conspiracy behind the murder and thus they are demanding CBI probe.