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GURUGRAM: The grue­some mur­der of Class II stu­dent Pradyu­man Thakur in the wash­room of Ryan In­ter­na­tional School was felt to be an open and shut case with the ar­rest of bus con­duc­tor Ashok Ku­mar.

How­ever, six days af­ter the hor­rific crime was com­mit­ted, var­i­ous com­plex­i­ties are now emerg­ing in the case. Adding to the list of chal­lenges is the post mortem re­port that has raised the ques­tions over the knife used for killing the seven-year-old.

The med­i­cal re­ports high­light that the knife had not been used reg­u­larly. It thereby de­bunks the ear­lier propo­si­tion that the knife used to be stored in the tool kit of the school bus.

Bus driver Sau­rav who was a col­league of Ashok also had re­jected the claims that there was a pres­ence of any sharp weapon in the ve­hi­cle.

Claim­ing that it has not been a spon­ta­neous act and there is what more that meets the eye, par­ents of the de­ceased child have been de­mand­ing the in­quiry by the Cen­tral Bu­reau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion (CBI).

On the need of CBI probe in the case, Barun Thakur, fa­ther of Pradyu­man had ear­lier stated, “My son was mur­dered in the time span of 10 min­utes. It does not surely look to be a spon­ta­neous act and there may be a pos­si­bil­ity of it be­ing a pre- planned at­tack. I do not doubt the cred­i­bil­ity of Gurugram po­lice but I re­quest a par­al­lel probe by CBI in this case.”

Mean­while, the Gurugram po­lice are also leav­ing no stone un­turned to­wards gath­er­ing vi­tal ev­i­dences in the case.

Hav­ing sought du­ra­tion of seven days to com­plete its in­ves­ti­ga­tion last Satur­day, it is now left with two more days to file the charge sheet.

On Wed­nes­day, a team of se­nior po­lice of­fi­cials from Gurugram along with the foren­sic team was at Ryan In­ter­na­tional School to carry for­ward their in­ves­ti­ga­tion process. A spe­cial team from Ro­htak has been called in to help their coun­ter­parts in the probe.

More­over, the DNA sam­ples of the mur­der ac­cused has been sent for ex­am­i­na­tion at the foren­sic lab­o­ra­tory in Kar­nal, Haryana. While the two branches of Ryan In­ter­na­tional School in Sec­tors 31 and 40 have opened, hec­tic in­ves­ti­ga­tions have re­sulted in its branch in Bhondsi be­ing closed for two more days.

Med­i­cal re­ports high­light that the knife had not been used reg­u­larly, thereby de­bunk­ing the ear­lier propo­si­tion that the knife used to be stored in the tool kit of the school bus

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