India student arrested for murder of child at Gurgaon school

Cheryl Sanders
November 8, 2017

Ryan International School murder case: A class 2 student was found with his throat slit in a school washroom on September 8, following which school bus conductor Ashok Kumar was arrested.

He said the detained student was weak in studies and "wanted to have the examination and parent-teacher meeting postponed".

The media house also reported that while there is no comment from the CBI, the father informed that the investigators said that his son wanted school exams postponed and so murdered Pradyuman in order to get Ryan International School to declare a holiday.

The juvenile student, about 16 years old was apprehended late last night. "He remains our prime suspect", a CBI spokesperson told PTI.

The murder took place at the Ryan International School. Yesterday, they kept me sitting at their office until midnight and told me your son has committed murder and we are arresting him. "My son has not committed the crime, he informed gardener and teachers", news agency ANI quoted arrested student's father as saying.

The Class XI student's detainment has sparked theories about the botched investigation conducted by the Gurugram Police.

Previously, the CBI had booked the bus conductor over Pradyuman Thakur's murder, who is still not off the hook. The CBI today said that the CCTV that the police referred to was just a part of the available video.

School bus conductor Ashok arrested by Gurgaon Police was "not in picture". "Around 11 pm, they told me that he has murdered Pradhyumn", he added.

The lawyer representing Pradyuman's family has said that the accused be tried as an adult. His wife that had he was beaten up and given an injection. "The crime scene and sequence of events will be recreated", said Gurgaon Police Commissioner, Sandeep Khirwar had said.

CBI took custody of accused bus conductor, who, as per the Haryana Police, killed the child after a failed bid to sodomise the victim. However, no sexual angle has been imposed by CBI in the probe.

He said the progress of the case would depend on what was presented by the CBI. As of now reports state that the CBI is expected to release a statement later today.

However, the conductor's family members had claimed he was being framed while Pradyuman's parents themselves had expressed suspicion that the Ryan International School was hiding information in the Pradyuman murder case.

"The second point that came out in the report is that the child died due to excessive bleeding".

"We have apprehended a Class 11 boy for the murder of Pradyuman Thakur".

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