Gurgaon: The police in Gurgaon have arrested Ryan International School’s bus conductor Ashok Kumar for the murder of a 7-year-old boy, who was found with throat slit in the toilet of the school Friday morning.
“Killer attempted to sexually abuse 7-year-old schoolboy,” PTI quoted police as saying.
The police had earlier on Friday detained 10 people, including a gardener, conductors and drivers, in connection with the murder.
The Class 2 student was found with his throat slit in a washroom in the school building in Sohna area here around 8.30 am.
"We have detained 10 people, including a gardener and drivers and conductors. We have been investigating their role since early morning," said Sumit Kuhar, DCP Crime, Gurgaon.
All 10 are being questioned in connection with the incident, officials said.
The father of a seven-year-old boy has said it was a "clear case of murder" and has questioned the safety of students on the campus.
“If children are murdered in schools, then on what belief we can leave them for 8 hrs there,” ANI quoted the father, Varun Thakur, as saying.
Some students found Pradhuman Thakur, 7, lying in a pool of blood in a toilet in the school building around 8:30 am, they said.
"The students alerted the teachers and the school management then informed police, who rushed him to Artemis Hospital. He was declared brought dead by doctors," Ravinder Kumar, PRO Gurgaon Police, said.
A police team, including forensic experts, is probing the case and has collected blood sample and finger prints from the scene. A knife with blood stains was also recovered from the spot, he said.
"We are investigating the case from all angles ... of homicide, enmity and others. The police team is examining the CCTV footage from over 30 cameras installed on the school premises," the officer said.
The body has been sent for postmortem, police said.
Varun, who works as a quality manager with Orient Craft in Gurgaon, accused the school administration of negligence.
Varun said the school administration did not inform him about his son's death initially.
"They told me his health deteriorated suddenly. They did not take care of my son. He could have been saved if he had been taken to hospital in time," he said.
"I dropped him today at around 7:30 am. He was happy," the grieving father said.
Hundreds of parents and locals gathered outside the school and protested against the school management.
Senior officials of the Gurgaon police intervened to maintain calm....