Pradhuman murder case: CBI takes 3 accused into custody

Cheryl Sanders
September 23, 2017

Manohar Lal Khattar-led Haryana government had last week handed over the sensational murder case to the country's premier probe agency.

The case had been registered at the Bhondsi police station in Gurugram under the IPC section related to murder, and relevant sections of the Arms Act, the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the Juvenile Justice Act.

The official said that a team of the agency will visit the school today to collect more evidence in the case.

Gurugram: A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team on Saturday reached Ryan International School to probe the murder case of Class II student Pradyuman Thakur.

The father of Pradyuman Thakur, who was murdered inside Ryan International School in Gurugram, on Saturday said that he had suspected there is a background to Ashok coming out as culprit and hoped that CBI will probe the case from different angles. He also raised questions over why the CBI investigation was not started when even Haryana Government had sent a recommendation?

The team also interrogated some teachers, gardener Harpal and another bus driver Sourav Raghav.

Police have claimed that Kumar had tried to sexually assault the boy and murdered him with a knife when he resisted.

Twelve forensic experts were also at the school, media reported. The case snowballed into a major national issue of safety and security of children in schools, with vociferous protests held by parents and activists outside Ryan schools in several states.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday refused to stay the arrest of trustees of Ryan International School - the Pinto family, including Augustine, his wife Grace and their son Ryan.

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