Ryan International school murder: The Postmortem report of Pradyuman Thakur, a seven-year-old boy, who was murdered at a school in Gurugram has revealed that “shock and hemorrhage” was the cause of his death, according to ANI. The report also noted that external injury caused by single-edged sharp weapon and its consequences were enough to cause death in normal case of nature, as per the news agency. Meanwhile, Gurugram Deputy Commissioner, Vinay Pratap Singh today said he hopes to reopen school from Monday.
Yesterday, the Haryana government has recommended a CBI probe into the murder case and took over its management for three months. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar made the announcement after meeting the family members of the school boy who was found with his throat slit in the school washroom last Friday. He also offered his condolences to his family.
Khattar said, “This incident (the murder of Pradyuman) was unfortunate… Today I came here to meet the family. There was a demand from the family members and several others for handing over the case to the CBI for investigation,” as per PTI. The chief minister said the Haryana police has been thoroughly investigating the case. “Despite that and in view of the demand, this case is being handed over to the CBI for a probe. I appeal to the CBI to investigate the case as expeditiously as possible,” he added. The school bus conductor Ashok Kumar, who emerged as the prime suspect, was arrested the same day.
According to the police, Ashok had gone to the washroom to relieve himself when Pradyuman entered. He allegedly tried to sexually assault the child but when he started screaming for help, Ashok panicked and pulled out a knife and slit the child’s throat. Meanwhile, a plea seeking framing of “non- negotiable” child safety conditions and implementation of guidelines to protect school children from sexual abuse and murder had prompted the Supreme Court to seek responses from the Centre and all state governments, as per The Indian Express. State Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said to ensure strict implementation of the rules and regulations relating to the safety of students in schools, the government has decided that the relevant Act would be amended in the coming Assembly session, as per PTI.