Only bus conductor murdered seven-year-old, no other person: ACP on Pradyuman murder case

Gurugram (Haryana), September 12 : Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Sohna Road, Birem Singh on Tuesday confirmed that the bus-conductor, Ashok, is the only one involved in the murder of the seven-year-old student at Ryan International School.

Talking to Media here, Singh said, "Only Ashok (bus-conductor) has murdered Pradyuman, no other person is involved.

The act of negligence by the school is separate. Two others are also being questioned for the same. Questioning the bus-conductor is complete and the remand has ended." "He told us whatever we needed to know and we are satisfied with the information in hand," added ACP Birem Singh.

The ACP further apprised, "In questioning, two children disclosed he (accused bus-conductor) was present in the toilet before the incident." He further assured that he will try his best to file the charge sheet in the court by Saturday, in regard to the matter.

Amid the raging protests over the killing of a seven-year-old student, the state government also issued an order, stating that all campuses of the afore-mentioned school will be closed till September 12.

Meanwhile, in a move to tackle protests, an additional security has been deployed across all campuses of the school.

A complaint was also filed on Monday against the Vasant Kunj branch of the Ryan International School, citing several security lapses.

The parents, whose children are studying in the Vasant Kunj branch of the Ryan International School, filed a first information report in the Vasant Kunj Police Station in this regard.

The parents mentioned several drawbacks in their complaint. In the FIR, it was mentioned that the CCTV cameras were dysfunctional and that the hygiene of children was being compromised.

A Special Investigation Team (SIT), constituted to look into the murder case of the seven-year-old Gurugram student, pointed out serious security lapses in the school.

The SIT averred that the school did not have any separate toilet for staffs like drivers and conductors, while adding that the administration even did not get their employees identification verified.

The report by the investigative team also highlighted that the CCTV cameras of the school were neither working properly, nor installed everywhere.

Also, the fire extinguishers expired. It was also revealed that the school establishment had broken boundary walls. The report further said that there were no separate toilets for conductors and drivers and the wall behind the school remained unfinished, which easily allowed anyone to enter the school premises without permission.

The report also added that a proper police verification of employees, working at Ryan International School, was not done by the school authorities.

The school's bus conductor was nabbed on Friday after the body of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur was found inside the toilet of the high-profile school, with his throat slit, following which the school's principal was suspended.

Source: ANI