CBI probe ordered into Ryan student's killing

On any action against the school Khattar said the government has decided to take over the management of the school for three months. file

On any action against the school Khattar said the government has decided to take over the management of the school for three months. file

On Friday, Khattar met Pradyuman's family and later announced: "Investigation into the murder, being done by the Haryana Police, will now be carried out by the CBI. This case is handed over to CBI for investigation", he told media persons after meeting Pradyuman's parents.

This comes as a huge relief for the parents of the victim who have been demanding a CBI probe into the murder since the very beginning. "In addition, the state will take over the management of the school for three months, during which the deputy commissioner will be its administrator", he said.

Earlier this week, they government had ordered all the schools in the state to get antecedents of all staff; including drivers, conductors, helpers, attendants, sweepers, gardeners and other staff, from the police department.

Police have arrested Ashok Kumar, a conductor of one of the school's buses, as the prime suspect in the case.

"The Haryana government made a decision to take over the management of the school after the fact-finding sub-committee in its reports found various irregularities with regard student security inside the school premises", Vinay Singh said.

Thakur said the responsibility of school managements should be fixed in such cases.

"In future, the schools should ensure that such incidents did not occur on their premises", he said.

Varun Thakur, the father of a seven-year-old boy murdered inside the Gurugram branch of the Ryan International School in Haryana last week, filed an application on Wednesday in the Bombay High Court seeking dismissal of the anticipatory transit bail plea filed by the school's trustees.

He said the safety measures included safe transportation of children with female escort and maintenance of entry and exit records of all visitors to schools. He added that he had directed the CBI to probe the alleged murder, which took place near the school toilet.

On the CM's directive, Bihar Director General of Police P K Thakur had a telephonic conversation with his Haryana counterpart and requested him to to take strongest possible action against the culprits in the case, it said.

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