Ryan International schoolboy murder case: Probing the death of a 7 year old boy in Gurgaon, Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Monday revealed a number lapses on the part of Ryan International School administration. The SIT findings revealed that the premium school had broken boundary wall, lacked separate toilet for students, drivers and others and even had expired fire extinguisher which can lead to a potential mishap. Apart from this, the CCTV installed in the schools were found to be faulty, also they were not covering the entire premises. Along with that, the school didn’t do the pre-police verification of its employees.
Earlier, Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma had also accepted the faults and said that charge sheet in the case will be ready within a week as the police were speedily conducting the probe, PTI reported. Sharma added that if the parents of the child insist on a probe by the CBI or any other agency, the government will accede to their demand. The Education Minister added that the government has fixed a seven-day deadline in the case where the accused is booked under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (for murder).
“We have directed the Gurgaon Police to book the owner of Ryan International School, Albert Pinto, under section 75 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Punishment) Act, 2015, for cruelty to a child meted out by the custodian in the charge sheet to be submitted in the court within 7 days,” Sharma was quoted as saying. “This is the minimum time in such cases,” he said. “However, if the child’s parents still feel they are not satisfied, then as per their wish, we can get the case investigated by any agency including the CBI,” he added.
The minister even accepted that “some loopholes in the security” were visible in the case and the toilet window was also found broken from inside. “We accept negligence on part of the Ryan International School but the school cannot be derecognised as the future of 1,200 students is at stake,” he added.