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Gurgaon school principal suspended, special panel to probe 7-yr-old's killing

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Published Sep 9, 2017, 10:16 am IST
Updated Sep 9, 2017, 12:25 pm IST
Lawyer of the victim’s father said the principal of the Ryan International School has been suspended.
The 7-year-old schoolboy was found with throat slit in the toilet of the school on Friday morning. (Photos: ANI Twitter/PTI)
 The 7-year-old schoolboy was found with throat slit in the toilet of the school on Friday morning. (Photos: ANI Twitter/PTI)

Gurgaon: The Gurgaon police on Saturday said the principal of Ryan International School in Bhondsi has been suspended and a special committee has been set up to investigate the murder of a seven-year-old boy on the campus.

The DCP, Gurgaon, said an action has also been taken against the security agency of the school, ANI reported.

 

Varun Thakur, the father of the victim on Saturday morning arrived at the office of Police Commissioner, demanding action against the school management.

The boy was found with throat slit in the toilet of the school on Friday morning.

After his son’s murder, Varun had questioned the safety of students in the school. “If children are murdered in schools, then on what belief we can leave them for 8 hrs there,” ANI had quoted him as saying.

The murder also sparked outrage in the city. People gathered outside the school on Saturday in protest against the murder.

 

On Friday evening, police detained 10 people, including a gardener and drivers, conductors and school staff, for questioning in the case. They later arrested bus conductor Ashok Kumar for the murder of the boy, Pradhuman Thakur.

Police said Kumar attempted to sexually abuse Pradhuman, but when the boy raised an alarm the accused killed him.

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.

 

Varun, who works as a quality manager with Orient Craft in Gurgaon, accused the school administration of negligence.

However, the school authority denied the allegations and said, “The kid was alive when we saw him lying in the pool of blood. We took him to the hospital immediately”.

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Location: India, Haryana, Gurgaon




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