A day after a 7-year-old boy from Ryan International School was found murdered in campus premises, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar assured that the authorities concerned will complete formalities within seven days. “Asked for report. Principal has been suspended, whatever lapses will be found will be acted against. It’s a sad incident and heinous crime. The administration has nabbed suspect; directed authorities to complete formalities within 7 days,” Khattar was quoted as saying by ANI.
When asked if the government will go in for a high-profile probe as demanded by the family, the Haryana chief minister said: “Once we get report, if facts are not clear we are ready for any kind of probe.” “Additional Chief Secretary (ACS, education) has been asked to review the arrangements, including security, installation of CCTVs and facilities being provided in all the schools to prevent recurrence of such incidents,” he added.
Responding to the same question, Haryana Public Works Department (PWD) Minister said there is a tendency for common people to ask for CBI probe. “I said if you aren’t satisfied with probe by Police we’ll talk. Assured that probe will be done to their satisfaction,” he said. Also Read: CBSE seeks report from Ryan International within 2 days, police to prepare chargesheet
Meanwhile, the acting principal of Ryan International School was suspended today and all the security staff were removed. Agitated parents and locals gathered outside the school premises today morning and staged protest for over two hours demanding a CBI probe. Reacting to the incident, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today set up a two-member fact finding committee to enquire into the boy’s death and sought a report from Ryan International School within two days. Also Read: Bus conductor Ashok confessed to killing boy, say cops
“The Ryan International School management has suspended acting principal Neerja Batra and removed all the security staff,” District Public Relation Officer R S Sangwan told PTI. The boy, a Class II student, was allegedly killed by a bus conductor, Ashok Kumar, who also tried to sexually abuse the minor. The accused was arrested hours after the gruesome murder.
Deputy Commissioner, Gurgaon, Vinay Pratap Singh has also asked District Education Officer Neelam Bhandari to submit a detailed report on the matter by tomorrow. The post mortem was carried out and the boy’s body was handed over to his father, officials said.
The boy’s father, Varun Thakur, who works as a quality manager with a private firm in Gurgaon, had accused the school administration of negligence.
While assuring swift action in the case, Gurugram Police Commissioner told ANI that they will try to file a chargesheet in court within seven days and request for a fast trial of the case. “Confident we will be able to satisfy everyone after concluding the investigation. Involvement of bus conductor is confirmed, if someone else is found involved, action will be taken against them,” he was quoted as saying.
(With inputs from agencies)