A few months after the murder of 7-year-old Pradyuman Thakur in Gurgaon’s Ryan International School, another similar case from the national capital has come to light where a class 9 student was allegedly beaten to death inside a private school’s toilet by a group of students in east Delhi. The news was confirmed by the police which said that the boy was identified by the family and they have alleged foul play behind the murder.
According to the details provided by the police, the boy was found dead on Thursday morning at 11 am by fellow students inside the toilet of Jeevan Jyoti Senior Secondary School in Karawal Nagar. The boy was rushed to a nearby private hospital where he was declared brought dead. “During preliminary investigation, there were no visible injury marks found on his body. However, the deceased’s family members alleged foul play and said he was beaten up by some students inside the school’s toilet,” a senior police officer was quoting saying by India Today.
He added that a case of culpable homicide has been registered not amounting to murder against unknown persons while adding that they are waiting for the postmortem report to ascertain the cause of death. The school management, on the other hand, claims that the boy was suffering from diarrhoea, which led to his death. However, a few students were seen entering the toilet in the CCTV footage. The police suspect these students’ role in the alleged murder and is currently investigating them.
Last year, Pradyuman Thakur was found dead in Gurgaon’s Ryan International School. His throat had been slit twice and the school’s teachers rushed him to a private hospital from where he was referred to another hospital in Gurgaon where the doctors had declared him ‘brought dead’. The incident had led to protests from the parents and the school’s management was booked for cruelty against children under the juvenile justice act on September 10, 2017.