Pradyu­man killing: CBI checks teen’s net surf­ing records

Millennium Post - - CITY - OUR COR­RE­SPON­DENT

NEW DELHI: The CBI was go­ing through the in­ter­net surf­ing records of a Class 11 stu­dent, who was ap­pre­hended in connection with the killing of a ju­nior in Gur­gaon's Ryan In­ter­na­tional School, in a bid to fig­ure out his thought process, sources said.

The probe agency had seized the hard disc of a com­puter, a mo­bile phone and some other gad­gets from the res­i­dence of the teenager, the con­tents of which were be­ing an­a­lysed to un­der­stand his in­ter­net surf­ing habits, they added.

The ex­er­cise was aimed at find­ing out what could have led a 16-year-old boy, a pi­ano stu­dent, to al­legedly take the dras­tic step of killing a Class 2 stu­dent to get the school to de­fer a par­ent-teacher meet­ing and an exam, the sources said.

The agency had searched the boy's res­i­dence on Septem­ber 28, but kept it un­der the wraps to pre­vent any spec­u­la­tion about him emerg­ing as a prime sus­pect in the case, they added. "They have seized a hard disc, a mo­bile phone and some other gad­gets. They did not drop any hint that they were prob­ing his role," the fa­ther of the teenager said.

He al­leged that his son was be­ing framed by the CBI. If the blame was pinned on a stu­dent, he added, the school man­age­ment would not be li­able to pay da­m­ages, but it would have to do so if a staff mem­ber was con­victed.

"The CBI does not have any an­swer about the where­abouts of (school bus con­duc­tor) Ashok Ku­mar. Where was he for those nine min­utes?," he asked.

He also ac­cused the CBI of tor­tur­ing his son to ex­tract his con­fes­sion.

"I was not al­lowed to en­ter the room when he was ques­tioned at the CBI head­quar­ters. I was asked to wait out­side. He is a 16-year-old stu­dent who was help­ing the agen­cies to find out the truth and now, he is an ac­cused. The CBI has made its own story and is now putting the cor­rob­o­ra­tive pieces to­gether to fit into it," he said.

The cen­tral probe agency, how­ever, de­nied the charge.

The teenager was re­port­edly un­der the CBI scan­ner af­ter the agency en­hanced a grainy CCTV footage ob­tained from the school, which showed the vic­tim, Pradyu­man, go­ing into a wash­room, the sources said.

They, how­ever, re­mained tightlipped on whether the teenager ac­cused was spot­ted in the footage, lur­ing Prad­hu­man into the wash­room.

The ac­cused was quizzed by the agency sev­eral times be­fore be­ing ap­pre­hended on Novem­ber 8, the sources said.

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