Management of Ryan International School in Gurugram has been booked over the murder of a Class 2 student on school premises on September 8. The boy’s father has demanded a CBI probe, alleging a ‘bigger’ conspiracy by school authorities. Meanwhile, protests by angry parents outside the school have taken a violent turn with demonstrators being lathicharged by police after they set fire to a liquor shop nearby. Some of the protesters allege that a conductor who is in police custody is being framed by school authorities.
Gurugram: The Haryana government on Sunday said it was not averse to ordering a CBI probe into the killing of a seven-year-old boy at Ryan International School and has asked the Gurgaon Police to book the school owner under the Juvenile Justice Act.
Sep 10, 2017 3:15 pm (IST)
According to a PTI report, Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said, "We accept negligence on part of the Ryan International School but the school cannot be de-recognised as the future of 1200 students is at stake."
Sep 10, 2017 3:14 pm (IST)
Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda slams state government.
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The Haryana government has said it is not averse to ordering a CBI probe into the murder at Ryan International School and has asked the Gurgaon Police to book the school owner under the Juvenile Justice Act.
Sep 10, 2017 3:08 pm (IST)
Over 50 policemen, fire tenders and water canons present inside the premises of Ryan International School in Gurugram.
Sep 10, 2017 2:22 pm (IST)
Gurugram Police Commissioner Sandeep Khirwar to CNN-NEWS18:
Provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act have been invoked. Now investigation will be carried out under 302 IPC, 25 Arms Act, 12 POCSO Act and 75 JJ Act. During the course of investigation, sections may be added or dropped. Finally charge sheets will be filed against various persons, charging them only in respect of their roles. Section 75 JJ Act among other provisions criminalizes certain negligent actions also.
The role of various persons in the school management will be probed with regard to some of the very glaring negligence and also if anything else comes to notice. We have not concluded investigation.
Sep 10, 2017 2:13 pm (IST)
Father of the boy who was murdered at the Ryan International School on Friday said that he would not like to send his elder daughter, who is 11 years old and was studying at the same school, back to the same school.
Sep 10, 2017 2:11 pm (IST)
Seven-year-old murder victim's father addresses the media in Gurugram, urging other protesting parents to stop the violence. He said, "A CBI probe is needed because there is still some doubt that there could be a conspiracy as it looks like the murderer was well-prepared to commit the crime. It looks like a repercussion of some earlier incident."
Sep 10, 2017 2:07 pm (IST)
Victim's father: My son was killed within a span of 10 minutes. He was well equipped to commit a crime like this. How could he carry a knife inside the school premises. I just want to request the authorities to do a proper investigation. I trust the police that they would do a good job with the investigation. But a CBI investigation would give justice to a killing of this gravity. It would force schools to take proper measures to prevent such incidents in future.
Sep 10, 2017 2:05 pm (IST)
Victim's father: Stop this violence, we should protest, but not indulge in violence. I just want the authorities to do a proper investigation into the killing.
Sep 10, 2017 1:58 pm (IST)
Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma has promised strict action in the case.
"The Gurgaon Police had to use mild lathicharge to disperse the agitators. The police detained over 20 protestors found agitating outside the school," Ravinder Kumar PRO Gurgaon Police said.
Sep 10, 2017 1:43 pm (IST)
It is being alleged that some of the demonstrators threw liquor bottles inside school premises, when the protests turned violent. Police said they were venting their ire against the school management.
Sep 10, 2017 1:41 pm (IST)
PTI has reported that the police used batons to quell the protest and detained 20 protestors. Cameras of some photojournalists were also damaged during the protest on Sunday.
Sep 10, 2017 1:37 pm (IST)
Protesting parents outside the Ryan International School in Gurugram on Sunday. (Image: Deepa Rana, CNN-News18)
Sep 10, 2017 1:33 pm (IST)
Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said, "The state government should accept the parents' demand of a CBI probe into the murder."
Sep 10, 2017 1:31 pm (IST)
Friday's murder of a 7-year-old is not the first incidence of callousness on the Ryan International School’s part. In January, a 6-year-old accidentally fell inside a septic tank at the premises of Ryan International’s Vasant Kunj campus and died. While that was an accident that claimed a young life, the Gurugram incident is a gruesome murder, with a sexual assault angle to it. It has been alleged that the accused conductor, Ashok, had tried to sexually abuse the minor boy on Friday. When he resisted, the conductor took out a kitchen knife and slashed open the victim's throat, killing him instantly.
Sep 10, 2017 1:22 pm (IST)
Gurugram commissioner Sandeep Khirwar had said on Saturday that the police has set up a three-member committee to probe whether the school had adhered to all the safety and security norms. The report is likely to be submitted on Monday.
Sep 10, 2017 1:19 pm (IST)
A fire tender enters the premises of Ryan International School in Gurugram.
Sep 10, 2017 1:13 pm (IST)
Friday's murder and the ensuing violence on Sunday morning, is the third incidence of protests in Haryana that went out of the state government's control. The violent protests in front of the Ryan International School comes just a month after the Panchkula rampage by Dera Sacha Sauda followers that killed 38 people and injured over 250. Before this, the 2016 Jat agitation had seen Haryana Police failing to act against the Jat protesters who burnt vehicles, raped women, damaged public and private property and killed over 30 and injured 300.
Sep 10, 2017 1:09 pm (IST)
Protesters hold up placards demanding a CBI probe into the murder at the Ryan International School. (Image: Deepa Rana, CNN-News18)
Sep 10, 2017 1:08 pm (IST)
"Some people have been admitted to the hospital. I am a resident here, what are we supposed to do if the police come into our homes and beat us up?" ask locals in Bhondsi area of Gurugram, who were not even protesting against the Ryan murder.
Sep 10, 2017 1:00 pm (IST)
RECAP | A 7-year-old boy, studying in Class II at the Gurugram school, was found dead inside a school toilet on Friday morning. The body of the child was found in a pool of blood with his throat slit open. A kitchen knife was also recovered near the body. Gurugram Police soon arrested the accused bus conductor employed with the school.
Sep 10, 2017 12:54 pm (IST)
Gurugram Police Commissioner, Sandeep Khirwar said, "A case has been registered against the management of Ryan International School under Sections 302 (punishment for murder), Section 12 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and Section 75 of Juvenile Justice Act."
Sep 10, 2017 12:48 pm (IST)
Apart from the protesting parents claiming that the bus conductor is being framed in the Ryan murder case to hide a bigger conspiracy, now, the accused's family has also borrowed the same argument.
Haryana BJP leader Jawahar Yadav said, "It is our duty to stop parents from causing desctruction." He was referring to the violence that the agitating parents caused on Sunday morning, in front of the Ryan International School premises.
Sep 10, 2017 12:32 pm (IST)
A liquor shop near Ryan International School in Gurugram that was set on fire on Sunday. (Picture courtesy: Deepa Rana, CNN-News 18)
Sep 10, 2017 12:32 pm (IST)
Angry parents burnt down several illegal liquor shops near the Ryan International School on Sunday. The group of parents were protesting against the school management, where a 7-year-old was found murdered on Friday.
Even as outrage over the gruesome murder at Ryan International School continues, a five-year-old girl was allegedly raped at a school in Shahdara on Saturday. The girl was raped in the classroom of Tagore Public School in east Delhi’s Shahdara allegedly by a school peon. Police have arrested the 40-year-old peon.