Ryan school murder case: Bail plea hearing of conductor Ashok Kumar adjourned till November 20

Ryan International School murder case: Ashok Kumar was arrested on September 8, the same day Pradyuman, a 7-year-old Class II student, was found with his throat slit inside the school's bathroom.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 16, 2017 5:26 pm
Ryan international school ashok kumar bail plea Ryan International School murder case: Ashok Kumar in police custody (Express Photo/Manoj Kumar/File)

The bail plea hearing of bus conductor Ashok Kumar in a Gurugram court on Thursday was adjourned to November 20. The CBI is unlikely to object to Kumar’s bail application who was arrested by the Gurugram police for the murder of Ryan International School student Pradyuman Thakur.

CBI in court said, “So far no incriminating details have been found in our investigation in connection with involvement of Ashok. In case any evidence comes forth during ongoing investigation by the agency, action will be taken.”

Ashok Kumar was arrested on September 8, the same day Pradyuman, a 7-year-old Class II student, was found with his throat slit inside the school’s bathroom.  However, on November 8,  in a shocking development, the CBI arrested a Class XI student in connection with the case and claimed the juvenile to be the accused.

“The CBI will give reply at 2 pm and then arguments will take place again. CBI is not objecting to the bail,” Mohit Verma, the counsel for Kumar, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

On arresting Kumar, the state police had accused him of trying to sodomise the victim, and killing him when he tried to raise an alarm. “The conductor has confessed to his involvement in the crime,” Birem Singh, ACP, Sohna Road had said.

Also read | Treat juvenile as adult in Pradyuman murder case: Father’s petition in JJB

Meanwhile, Varun Thakur, the father of the victim, moved the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) on Wednesday requesting the 16-year-old accused be treated as an adult during trial. His plea will be heard by the board on November 22. According to the CBI’s investigation, the juvenile committed the murder in a bid to postpone the school’s scheduled examinations and parent-teacher meetings.

In his application, Thakur said the crime was “heinous, barbarous, diabolical, cold blooded and rarest in nature”, adding that “the present crime is chilling, horrific, monstrous and serious in nature”.

(With inputs from ANI)

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  1. R
    Nov 16, 2017 at 6:08 pm
    वाह रे हिंदुस्तान की व्यवस्था, आप गरीब हो तो जेल जाओगे बिना कुछ किये और सलमान खान जैसे अमीर दिन दहाड़े खून खराबा करके सुनवाई से पहले बैल पा लेते हैं! और यहां बेकसूर गरीब कंडक्टर को पहले तो झूठ इल्ज़ाम लगा के 3 महीने जेल में रखा और अब बैल देने में भी लाते। चोट्टे ल9ग भर रखे है। देश चलाने के लिए। जिन पुलिस वालों के जेल में बंद कर के पीटना चाहिए वो मजे से बाहर हैं, गाँड़ पिछवाड़ा पीट पीट के लाल करनी चाहिए थी जिनकी उनको कोई पूछने वाला नही उनसे और वो औरों की आगे ज़िन्दगी ऐसे ही बर्बाद करेंगे।
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      Champa Bai
      Nov 16, 2017 at 5:57 pm
      The only fault of Ashok is his poverty........he should be compensated by the court. The policemen who arrested him without any evidence and tortured him should be sent to jail for a min period of 10 yrs and dismissed from service. As far as this juvenile is concerned, he needs to be treated as adult, and hanged till death under section 302 and rarest of rare case..........
      1. Guptan Veemboor
        Nov 16, 2017 at 5:21 pm
        Why this adjournment? This poor guy has spent a lot of time in police custody and suffered a lot of pain. Why not give stop this cruelty to a human being?
        1. Phil Jons
          Nov 16, 2017 at 1:27 pm
          wow is this justice of comedy of errors. This man could be tortured and hanged, and all because some lies. This is Indian justice. Anarchy would be better than this fake justice.
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            Ashokraj Kumar
            Nov 16, 2017 at 1:01 pm
            The cops who erred and derelicted from doing honest duty should be put behind bars for implicating a innocent man because he is poor.
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