Pradyuman Was Known to Accused Boy; Both Had Attended Piano Classes in Ryan International School Together
Gurugram, September 22: The Gurugram Police on Friday summoned Ryan International school Founder Augustine Pinto, Managing Director Grace Pinto and CEO Ryan Pinto for September 26 in connection with the murder of the second standard boy Pradyuman Thakur, reported news agency ANI. Earlier this week, the anticipatory bail of Ryan owners was also rejected by Bombay High Court as well as Punjab and Haryana High Court.
On the morning of September 8, Pradyuman Thakur, a seven-year-old boy was found dead in the washroom of Ryan International School’s Bhondsi branch with his throat slit. After the incident, Ashok Kumar, the bus conductor of the school, was arrested for allegedly killing Pradyuman.
The principal of the Gurugram-based school was suspended following this incident. Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar transferred the case to CBI following demands from Pradyuman’s parents to do so.
The school is now under the administration of Haryana government and will remain closed until September 25 till safety concerns are addressed, said Gurugram Deputy Commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh. The school had reopened on Monday, September 18, and half of the strength showed up, some just to quit. From Pradyuman’s class, only four children had come and two came with their parents to quit.
The father of the deceased- Varun Thakur – was in fear that facts might be distorted if the school reopens.
Currently, the school is installing new CCTV cameras in the campus and all the entry and exit gates will be covered. Also, according to a teacher of the school, new guards and women attendants are being hired. As per Hindustan Times, many children will undergo counselling as they are petrified after Pradyuman’s murder.
A new security guard told HT that his team has been asked by the school to only allow those with ID cards and students who leave early must get a pass issued by their teachers.
To cover up the lost time, the teachers of Ryan have been asked to give online assignments to students and take extra classes.