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Ryan student's father says he was sexually assaulted

PTI
Published Feb 7, 2016, 2:21 am IST
Updated Feb 7, 2016, 3:10 am IST
Delhi boy’s parents say principal warned them to remain quiet on the issue.
Police sent notices to Ryan International Group’s Chief Administrative Officer Ryan Pinto and northern zone head Francis Thomas seeking details about the underground reservoir of the school where Devansh’s body was found.
 Police sent notices to Ryan International Group’s Chief Administrative Officer Ryan Pinto and northern zone head Francis Thomas seeking details about the underground reservoir of the school where Devansh’s body was found.

New Delhi: The father of the six-year-old boy, who was found dead in Ryan International School, on Saturday  alleged that he was sexually assaulted before being done to death and that there were injury marks on his private parts, a charge discounted by the police citing preliminary reports.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who said that there were enough indications to suggest that it was a “heinous crime”, promised action against the guilty.

 

Ramheet Meena, father of Devansh Kakora who was a class I student at Ryan in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj, said he saw cotton swabs on the child’s private parts and alleged that the principal of the school has warned the family that they should remain quiet over the issue. He renewed his demand for a CBI probe.“There was sexual assault. He was done to death,” he alleged.

“I saw the body. There were some injury marks and cotton on his private parts. The principal has been threatening me since the beginning saying that keeping quiet will be good for me,” he said, demanding cancellation of the school’s license. However, a senior police officer, handling the probe, ruled out sexual assault on the basis of the initial post- mortem report and investigation so far.

 

Police sent notices to Ryan International Group’s Chief Administrative Officer Ryan Pinto and northern zone head Francis Thomas seeking details about the underground reservoir of the school where Devansh’s body was found floating on January 30.

An official privy to the investigation said they have also been queried on “charter of duty” related to responsibilities of the staff members employed by the school’s management and the protocol to be followed at times of emergency. School’s principal Sandhya Sabu and four other staff were arrested by the police in the case.

 

But all of them had got bail earlier this week. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who has the education portfolio, said the magisterial probe into Devansh’s death indicated towards a “heinous crime” and that the investigation so far has “ignored” the observations of the child’s parents.

“The observations of the parents are being ignored that the private parts of the child had cotton on them. The report is indicating towards a heinous crime. And saying that he had a disorder amounts to running away from responsibilities,” Sisodia told reporters.

 

Sisodia termed as “conspiratorial” the alleged attempts on the part of the school to give an impression that the boy was a “special child”.

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