CBI to probe Ryan mur­der: Khat­tar

Govt will take con­trol of school for 3 months

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New Delhi: Haryana Chief Min­is­ter Manohar Lal Khat­tar said on Fri­day that the state gov­ern­ment will take over the ad­min­is­tra­tion of Gu­ru­gram’s Ryan In­ter­na­tional School, where a sec­ond grader was bru­tally mur­dered on Septem­ber 8, for three months, and yielded to the vic­tim’s fa­ther de­mand for a CBI in­quiry into the crime that has hor­ri­fied the na­tion.

Af­ter his visit to the griev­ing fam­ily, Khat­tar said: “The in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the mur­der, be­ing done by the Haryana po­lice, will now be done by the CBI. The case is be­ing handed over to the CBI for in­ves­ti­ga­tion.”

He said Deputy Com­mis­sioner Vi­nay Pratap Singh will be in­charge of run­ning the af­fairs of the school for three months.

School bus con­duc­tor Ashok Ku­mar, 42, had killed the 7-yearold with a knife af­ter he re­sisted an at­tempt to sodomise him, the po­lice had said. “Glad that the

sen­si­tiv­ity this case de­served has been shown,” said the child’s fa­ther, Barun Thakur, who works as a qual­ity man­ager for a pri­vate com­pany in Delhi.

Thakur has al­ready moved the Supreme Court for a CBI probe, al­leg­ing that the mur­der was planned. Two top of­fi­cials of the school have been ar­rested for fail­ing to en­sure se­cu­rity on the cam­pus.

The ac­cused’s fam­ily had also sought a CBI probe, say­ing he had been co­erced by the po­lice to con­fess to the crime he never com­mit­ted.

The Gu­ru­gram po­lice on Thurs­day ques­tioned a gar­dener and around 15 teach­ers of the school, ranked among the top in the coun­try. The gar­dener is said to be a key wit­ness to the crime.

“The en­tire in­ves­ti­ga­tion stands con­cocted, fab­ri­cated and ma­nip­u­lated and even the ba­sics of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion are not be­ing ad­hered to,” the fa­ther had said in his pe­ti­tion to the top court.

He had also sought the es­tab­lish­ment of an in­de­pen­dent tri­bunal to look into sim­i­lar cases tak­ing place in schools across the coun­try.

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