Ryan International School murder case: The northern zone group head of Ryan International School, Francis Thomas and Bhondsi branch coordinator were arrested by the police on Sunday night. According to the Gurugram Police Commissioner, “Arun, the SHO of Sadar Police Station, Sohna Road was suspended with immediate effect last night. Speedy investigation underway.” The SHO has been suspended after negligence in maintaining law and order was noted yesterday, according to the Gurugram Police as quoted by ANI. This arrest took place days after a 7-year-old class II student of the school was brutally murdered. As the news spread, demonstrations that started on the same day took a violent turn on Sunday as protesters set ablaze liquor shop close to the school in Gurugram. According to latest updates, 11 have been arrested for setting a liquor shop close to Ryan International School in Gurugram on fire yesterday.
Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma while talking about the incident on Sunday said that action has been taken against the management of the school. He added, “Under Section 75 Juvenile Act, action will be taken against school management. Accused will be presented before court within a week. Action has been taken against management and owner of Ryan International School.” The minister further said, “We accept negligence on part of the Ryan International School but the school cannot be de-recognised as the future of 1200 students is at stake.”
Earlier in on Sunday, people gathered in large numbers in front of the school demanding a CBI probe in the murder. Police lathi-charged people protesting outside the school. Following the incident, father of the deceased student requested to maintain peace. “Want to request all parents who are supporting us that please do not get involved in violence,” Varun Thakur was quoted as saying by ANI. “Police is doing its job, request a parallel CBI inquiry so that every detail related to the case is revealed,” added Thakur as quoted by Indian Express. “We demand a CBI investigation, we want justice for Pradyuman,” said the parent of a child studying at the school. “We are not satisfied with ongoing investigation. The bus conductor being framed. School management must take responsibility of students’ safety,” a parent present at today’s protest was quoted as saying by ANI.