Ryan Murder Case: Conductor’s Wife Alleges he was Tortured by Police
Ashok Kumar reached home late on Tuesday after being released from Haryana’s Bhondsi Jail on Wednesday. He thanked the media for his release but said he was in a lot of pain.
Bus conductor Ashok Kumar (L) and the murdered boy Pradyuman Thakur (R).
New Delhi: The Wife of bus conductor Ashok Kumar, who was granted bail in Ryan International murder case, has alleged that he was tortured and beaten up by the police to obtain a confession.
“Police beat him up, hung him upside down, tortured him & even sedated him to make him confess,” she said.
Kumar reached home late on Tuesday after being released from Haryana’s Bhondsi Jail on Wednesday. He thanked the media for his release but said he was in a lot of pain.
"I am grateful to the CBI. I am innocent," he said.
He was arrested by the Gurugram police, which claimed that he had tried to sexually assault the seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur in the school washroom but killed him with a knife when he resisted.
The case was later taken over by the Central Bureau of Investigation, which on November 8 arrested a Class 11 student of the school in connection with the killing and rejected the police theory that the murder was the handiwork of Kumar.
After the second arrest, Kumar’s lawyer moved the court for bail and said the CBI had no proof against him. He said the CBI itself had claimed that the juvenile had confessed to his crime and the motive had also been established by the agency.
The CBI, however, had opposed the bail plea. Its counsel argued that the agency had not reached a stage in its probe where Kumar could be declared innocent. ‘He is still one of suspects in the case,” he said.
The probe agency accepted that it had no incriminating evidence against Kumar.
On the morning of September 8, Pradyuman was found dead in a toilet of the school with his throat slit, within an hour of his father leaving him at the school.
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