The murder of a boy at Ryan International School and the subsequent arrest of a bus conductor have thrown up questions on verification of school bus staff, and whether rules are followed while ferrying children. The Indian Express looks at the lapses in the system.
Ryan School murder case: Pradyuman Thakur, a Class II student of the Ryan International School at Bhondsi, Gurugram, was found murdered with his throat slit inside one of the washrooms of the school on September 8 this year.
"We had carried out an investigation at a very early stage and then we handed it over to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) which I am hopeful will bring culprits to book and bring justice to the family," says Gurugram Police Commissioner Sandeep Kherwal.
While the Supreme Court had called the resolution “absolutely erroneous”, the bus conductor’s family, on Wednesday, asked if those lawyers would pass a similar resolution against the Class XI student accused.
All schools in Gurgaon district, in an order issued on September 25, had been directed to submit the report to the DEO’s office within 15 days. The order came in the wake of the murder of Pradyuman Thakur at Ryan International School
"The government has also circulated the policy guidelines of National Disaster Management Authority to all the Principal secretaries/Secretaries (Education) of all state governments and UTs", said the government's affidavit issued to the Supreme Court.