Death of Ryan student: Delhi govt to recommend CBI probe, father writes to Smriti Irani

"We will definitely recommend CBI probe into death of Devansh. We can see shortcomings in the ongoing probe. Devansh's parents levelled serious allegation," said Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: February 8, 2016 2:31 am
delhi boy death, boy death, ryan school death, Ryan International School, AAP, Devansh, Devansh death, CBI probe, delhi news, india news Father of the boy, Ramheet Meena had on Saturday alleged that injury marks were seen on his body including on private parts.

Parents of six-year-old Devansh Kakrora, a Class I student of Ryan International School who ‘drowned’ in a water tank at the school premises, have sought Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani’s intervention for a CBI probe into their child’s death.

In a letter to Irani, the parents alleged a “conspiracy” behind their son’s death and demanded action against the school management. “Devansh’s death was too suspicious and the reasons have still not been cleared by school authorities… Being a father, I just request you to please try to hand over this case to CBI so that proper investigation can be done in this case, otherwise I know this case would be suppressed by the school administration,” the child’s father, Ramheet Meena, said in the letter to Irani. “Hoping for justice for my child through your cooperation, I also demand action against the school management,” he added. A copy of the letter was also sent to the Prime Minister’s Office.

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Meena had alleged Saturday that Devansh was sexually assaulted before being “killed”. “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,” Meena had alleged. “He was killed,” insisted Meena.

A police officer associated with the probe, however, had not appeared convinced with the allegation of sexual assault. “The initial post-mortem findings and investigation so far do not indicate this,” the officer, who did not want to be named, had said. The post-mortem was conducted at AIIMS and preliminary findings pointed to drowning, said a source. “The final report is awaited,” the source added.

Even as Devansh’s parents wrote to Irani, the Delhi government said that would recommend a CBI probe into his death. “We will definitely recommend CBI probe. We can see shortcomings in the ongoing probe. Devansh’s parents have levelled serious allegations,” said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
The deputy CM, who met Devansh’s family last week, had said Saturday that based on the report of magisterial probe ordered by the Delhi government into the case, there were enough indications to suggest it was a “heinous crime”. Probe so far has “ignored” the observations of the child’s parents, he had added.
A senior government official said, “Once Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal returns from Bengaluru, a CBI probe will be recommended after proper consultations.” Devansh was found lying in a water tank under the school’s amphitheatre on January 30.

Barely three days before his death, a nursery student had drowned in an open septic tank at an MCD school in southwest Delhi’s Kapashera.


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    IML sood
    Feb 7, 2016 at 4:22 pm
    What we are listening,Apptards wants CBI enquiry to whom till date they were telling Central Govt tool to harashthem. Do they not know what they said. yesterday.? Who will believe these two mouthed party who always want to exploit every incident to their own advantage. Their downfall will not slow down by these dirty tricks.
  2. R
    Feb 7, 2016 at 10:38 am
    "Once Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal comes back from Bengaluru," ...... EH? What is the Delhi CM doing in Karnataka? Nautankiwal has time for everything except doing his job.
  3. R
    Feb 7, 2016 at 10:38 am
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    kamath Ramesh
    Feb 7, 2016 at 10:16 am
    Why police is not coming with answer of the questons raised by the father of the boy. Why police is hiding from the fact as alleged by the father. Father has every right to seek justice and police has every duty to satisfy his father. Why police is seen colluding with the school. If the probe is not satisfactory to the boy's parent, the case must be handed over to CBI. But whether CBI has time and capability to solve so many cases?
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    Susaant Menon
    Feb 7, 2016 at 10:43 am
    This is the plight of boys or men in India and elsewhere... When father of the boy (so young) complained that he found something wrong, no one, no MEDIA and others have taken this up strongly and voice their concern loudly enough.... But had it been a girl child then even if it would have been genuine accident or something, MEDIA and everyone else would have made HUGE UPROAR and given it se__xual angle without any proof whatsoever..... I am not saying that one should ignore a anything because of gender of a child, But rather I am saying one should look every matter as carefully as possible, and as separate case and not jump to conclusion if the matter is related to a girl child and ignore far serious matter if it is related to a boy child....
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