<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In yet another revelation in the Ryan murder case, victim Pradyuman’s father, Barun Thakur, alleged on Tuesday that Haryana Cabinet Minister Narbir Singh suggested to the family to not demand a CBI probe.The seven-year-old student of Gurugram’s Ryan International School was brutally murdered inside the school toilet on September 8, within an hour of his father leaving him there.According to the family, PWD, Forest, and Civil Aviation Minister Narbir Singh visited their house in Gurugram on September 14, a day before CM Manohar Lal Khattar announced the decision on CBI probe. Speaking strongly against a probe by the investigative agency, Singh told the family to not demand it. “He visited our house a day before the CM announced the decision. While talking about the incident, he began to give us reasons why we should not demand a CBI probe. He explained how CBI might not even pick up the case for the coming 1.5 years and how we might end up with the same findings as of the Gurugram Police,” Thakur told DNA.Unwilling to give up, however, Thakur requested the minister to go ahead with the CBI inquiry. “We were not pleased with his suggestion and requested him to take our plea forward,” he said.When contacted, Singh did not respond to DNA queries.The Gurugram Police had arrested a bus conductor in the case. Later, however, the CBI announced that a senior student of the same school was behind the murder, and rejected the police’s claim that the conductor was to blame.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Investigation in Pradyuman murder case has revealed illegality and destruction of evidence by Gurugram Police, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sources said on Sunday.Earlier on Wednesday, the murder case of the seven-year-old Ryan International School student took a new turn after the CBI arrested a class 11 student of the same school and gave a clean chit to the bus conductor, who was arrested by the Gurugram Police for the murder and sexual assault of the child. Pradyuman Thakur, was found dead inside the toilet of school premises, with his throat slit on September 8.Earlier, the CBI produced the accused, who is a minor, before the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) and demanded his six-day custody.The accused also confessed to his crime in front of his father, the CBI had told a juvenile court. The CBI said that the accused committed the crime in order to postpone the parents-teachers meeting and the exams. Meanwhile, the accused student has been sent to Faridabad observation home where he will be kept until the next hearing in the case on November 22.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After facing flak from all quarters, the Haryana Police accepted on Saturday that omissions took place on their part during the probe into the murder of seven-year-old Ryan International School student, Pradyuman Thakur.Gurugram Police Commissioner Sandeep Khirwar called a meeting of the first investigating team, which had arrested bus conductor Ashok Kumar and declared him a paedophile, to pull the officers up. The team members admitted that they erred.The cops also admitted that they didn’t watch the closed circuit television (CCTV) footage carefully. The initial eight seconds of the footage shows the now accused teenager calling Pradyuman to the washroom. The team members, however, remained silent on exactly how they made this grave error.Khirwar then slammed the cops and sought an explanation for the botched-up probe. He also sought a complete inquiry report on the matter and the exact details of the police officers who analysed the CCTV footage. He further sought to know what circumstantial evidence led the team to declare Ashok as the murderer.Also, the Class XI student, now accused of having murdered Pradyuman, was taken to the scene of crime, where the incident was recreated. Another student, teachers, and staff were also called to the scene.”The CBI team used a giant stuffed teddy bear in place of Pradyuman and directed the accused student to recreate the entire sequence of events,” a senior CBI officer said, adding that teachers and staff members were interrogated about the murder. The agency sleuths remained in the premises for three-and-a-half hours to collect evidence and identify witnesses in the case.A juvenile court has sent the accused to the Faridabad observation home, where he will remain till November 22.Meanwhile, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has started probing whether the first team deliberately implicated the bus conductor.The agency’s initial probe into the matter indicated that “evidences were planted” to make the it appear as if Ashok was the killer.According to the CBI investigation, the cops planted a blood-soaked knife in Ashok’s possession and also tortured bus driver Saurav Raghav, to make him accept that there was a knife in the bus tool box. In a statement before the CBI, Raghav had said that on September 6, he cleaned the toolbox and there was no knife in it. He had also pointed out that if someone kept a knife in the toolbox, it would have been captured by one of the two cameras in the bus.The Gurugram Police had further claimed that Ashok had taken the knife from the bus toolkit and was cleaning it in the school washroom when he chanced upon Pradyuman.Pradyuman was found dead inside the toilet of Ryan International School, with his throat slit, on September 8.Botched-up probe by haryana policeAccording to the CBI, the cops planted a blood-soaked knife in Ashok’s possession and also tortured bus driver Saurav RaghavThe cops had claimed that Ashok had taken the knife from the bus toolkit to clean when he chanced upon Pradyuman
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Family members of the arrested bus conductor Ashok Kumar said that he had been made a “scapegoat” in the Ryan murder case in order to protect the real culprit and — along with their lawyer on Friday — moved a bail application at the Gurugram court.”The reply for the bail application will come by November 16. Our first priority is to get Kumar out of jail and prove his innocence. Then we will decide the course of action to be taken against the Gurugram police,” said Mohit Verma, counsel for Ashok Kumar.Verma added that once the CBI would submit its closure report in court, they would be taken action against the Gurugram Police for “torturing” Kumar. He said that he had been “drugged, thrashed and forced to confess and sign on papers.”Kumar was arrested by the Haryana Police on charges of killing seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur inside the washroom at the Ryan International School, Gurgaon in September. Since then he has been in jail.The family members of Kumar also stated that they have undergone immense turmoil since his arrest, as he was their breadwinner. They added that the entire village from the first day had vouched for his character and said that he could never kill anyone. Despite this, they said, Kumar was paraded in front of media persons by the police when he was arrested.Kumar’s mother, who is unwell, said his arrest made their lives hell as his wife also lost her job soon after his arrests. She said though that it was much more difficult for his children to deal with as they saw him with police on television and knew their father was in jail.Political Battle The Opposition attacked the BJP government and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar over the “shoddy” police probe. Ajay Yadav, a minister in the former Hooda government, demanded a thorough inquiry against the concerned Gurugram police officers and a member of the SIT who he said had made the “poor conductor” a scapegoat.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) begins questioning of the juvenile apprehended for allegedly killing his school junior Pradyuman Thakur. The CBI has also planned to take a suspect student to Ryan International School in Gurugram where he killed a seven-year-old boy. The suspect is being grilled about the weapon used in a crime and why Pradyuman. The suspect student was apprehended on Tuesday late night and produced before Juvenile Justice Board on Wednesday. The Board allowed the police to question the suspect who is Class XI student. The student killed Pradyuman randomly with a motive to postpone examination and parents and teachers meeting scheduled later in the month.The CBI is also probing the weapon used in the crime. A forensic team that had visited the spot where Pradyuman had found a knife from a commode in the toilet. This was after the police had claimed that they had already recovered a blood-soaked knife from Ashok Kumar, the bus conductor who was arrested for the murder.This two-weapon theory had blown the lid off the Gurugram police’s botched-up probe, which the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has now rejected. The agency has claimed that the knife found in the commode was the one actually used for the crime.The police had claimed that the knife they recovered was a part of the bus toolkit. The bus driver, however, maintained that there was no knife in the box.According to the CBI, a Class XI student of the same school killed Pradyuman, while rejecting the police theory that the conductor sexually assaulted the child before slitting his throat.Sources said the school teachers had noticed the suspect bringing a knife to school four days before the murder, but the Gurugram Police did not give any importance to this crucial bit of information.”We would not comment on the role of the Haryana Police. We followed our line of investigation. Now, the court will decide,” a CBI spokesperson said.The crucial CCTV footage, in which the Class XI student was seen near the toilet minutes before the murder, was also ignored by the cops. “The CCTV footage shows the suspected student pushing Pradyuman towards the washroom,” a CBI source said.The agency also found out that the student was the first to inform the gardener about the incident. “After scientific analysis of the crime scene and CCTV footage, and questioning of several people, we zeroed down to the Class XI student as our prime suspect,” a senior CBI officer said.Pradyuman’s father Varun Thakur said the family always suspected that the case was being mishandled and the bus conductor was arrested in a hurry. “We had been telling the police to question other people but they were focused on the bus conductor, who was seen coming out of the washroom before Pradyuman came out with his throat slit,” he said.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A forensic team that had visited the spot where seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur was killed in Gurugram’s Ryan International School, had found a knife from a commode in the toilet. This was after the police had claimed that they had already recovered a blood-soaked knife from Ashok Kumar, the bus conductor who was arrested for the murder.This two-weapon theory had blown the lid off the Gurugram police’s botched-up probe, which the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has now rejected. The agency has claimed that the knife found in the commode was the one actually used for the crime.The police had claimed that the knife they recovered was a part of the bus tool kit. The bus driver, however, maintained that there was no knife in the box.On September 11, in a report titled ‘Key questions remain unanswered; Victim’s kin allege evidence tampering’, DNA had highlighted the loopholes in the police probe. The report had questioned how could a bus conductor drag a child to the washroom, sexually assault him, and then kill him within a span of 10 minutes.According to the CBI, a Class XI student of the same school killed Pradyuman, while rejecting the police theory that the conductor sexually assaulted the child before slitting his throat.Sources said the school teachers had noticed the suspect bringing a knife to school four days before the murder, but the Gurugram Police did not give any importance to this crucial bit of information.”We would not comment on the role of the Haryana Police. We followed our line of investigation. Now, the court will decide,” a CBI spokesperson said.The crucial CCTV footage, in which the Class XI student was seen near the toilet minutes before the murder, was also ignored by the cops. “The CCTV footage shows the suspected student pushing Pradyuman towards the washroom,” a CBI source said.The agency also found out that the student was the first to inform the gardener about the incident. “After scientific analysis of the crime scene and CCTV footage, and questioning of several people, we zeroed down to the Class XI student as our prime suspect,” a senior CBI officer said.Pradyuman’s father Varun Thakur said the family always suspected that the case was being mishandled and the bus conductor was arrested in a hurry. “We had been telling the police to question other people but they were focused on the bus conductor, who was seen coming out of the washroom before Pradyuman came out with his throat slit,” he said. As per the Haryana Police, the footage from a security camera outside the bathroom showed the victim crawling out of the bathroom before collapsing next to a wall. It also showed Ashok entering the bathroom and exiting it, before the boy crawled out.In another cellphone video shot after the crime, the school’s junior section in-charge Anju Dudeja was seen saying that she and acting principal Neerja Batra asked the conductor to pick up Pradyuman, the cops had said. The conductor had then carried Pradyuman to the car. Gardener Harpal had said that Kumar did not have any blood stains on his clothes when he arrived at the scene.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The tragic incident at Gurugram’s Ryan International School could have been avoided, if only the school authorities had properly followed the safety guidelines laid down by the Haryana Police.According to the Haryana Police guidelines, there should be separate toilets for girls and boys, for teachers, and for support staffers. The support staffers, in particular, should not be allowed to use toilets meant for students.At the Ryan International School, however, the accused conductor, Ashok Kumar, was using the students’ toilet.”My son, who studies at the same school, told me that conductors, sweepers, and drivers were using the same toilet as students. How can the school authorities allow this to happen?” a parent, Mahesh Rawat, rued.The guidelines further stated: “The access for bus drivers and conductors, whether employed by the school or hired on a contract, must be limited to just the bus area. Toilets should be provided in that area to avoid entry of staffers in the school premises.”Parents and locals, however, claimed that no such arrangement was there in the school and these people were regularly spotted roaming in the campus.The guidelines also make it mandatory to install CCTV cameras in all critical areas of the premises, including entrances to toilets, and to assign a vigilant officer to keep a check on all security arrangements.Confirming these major security breaches at Ryan, Gurugram Police Commissioner Sandeep Khirwar said: “There is no separate toilet for support staffers in the school. Even though there are CCTV cameras, they are not adequately installed,” he said, adding that police have no details about any vigil officer being appointed by the school, as of now.Besides, the school violated other norms as well, such as the one that states the walls around a school must be high enough to prevent any scaling. Ryan, in fact, has no boundary wall on its back side. The 300-metre stretch has been unguarded for the last two years, locals said.Close to this broken wall is an operational liquor shop, though sale of liquor within 150 m of the main gate of schools and colleges is prohibited. This shop was set ablaze by agitating parents on Sunday.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A day after the gruesome murder of a seven-year-old inside his school stunned the nation, the protests continue to grow with many demanding action against school administration.Here’s what we know so far in the murder of a Ryan International School’s student.1: It was a day of swift reactions in the Gurugram student murder case. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar termed it a ‘sad’ incident and promised ‘strictest action’, the Gurugram police said it would file conclude the probe and chargesheet within seven days.2: Fielding volley of questions, Gurugram Police Commissioner Sanjeev Khirwar also said that, “Confident we will be able to satisfy everyone after concluding investigation.”3: A three-member team has been formed by the city police that would look into the loopholes in the security arrangements at the school. The team will submit its report on Monday.4: There are reports that the accused Ashok Kumar’s family has said that he is being made scapegoat in the case. A media report quoted his wife as saying that, “my husband can’t commit such a crime, he is not that kind of a man.”5: The class II student who was found found dead with his throat slit inside a washroom was cremated after the postmortem on Saturday.6: Reports suggest that the exact cause for the child’s death is excessive bleeding.7: The family of the victim has demanded a CBI probe in the case. Talking to media, his mother Jyoti Thakur said, “the principal should be put in jail. There should be a CBI investigation in the case.”8: Seething with anger, the the residents of Gurugram continued their protest against Ryan International on Saturday also.9: While the acting-principal has been suspended following the incident, the parents are demanding the stricter action against the school authorities.10: The 42-year-old accused, who reportedly confessed to the murder, has been sent to a 3-day judicial custody.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A seven-year-old boy who was found with his throat slit and lying in a pool of blood in a washroom of Ryan International School was allegedly killed by a bus conductor who also tried to sexually abuse the minor, the police said.Speaking about the horrific murder of Class 2 student of Ryan International School, Gurugram Police Commissioner Sandeep Khirwar assured a chargesheet into the student’s death in seven days, adding that a three-member panel would vet school safety. A bus conductor has been taken into custody and the police said the conductor confessed to killing the seven-year-old.The conductor’s family has however denied the allegations claiming he is being framed.
ALSO READ Ryan school murder: Incident is a warning to teachers to be more attentive, Prakash JavadekarMeanwhile, CM Khattar said that the principal of the institution has been suspended, and lapses will be acted against. The Haryana CM was quoted saying by ANI: “Sad incident & heinous crime. Administration has nabbed suspect; directed authorities to complete formalities within 7 days. Once we get report, if facts are not clear we are ready for any kind of probe.”Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said the incident should serve as a warning to academic fraternity.
ALSO READ Ryan school student death: Principal suspended amid protests, accused sent to 3 day police remand‘The school teachers need to be more attentive, this is kind of a warning. The investigation is going on. Police has reached the accused and I believe that justice will be served soon,’ said Javadekar.He also called on the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to keep an eye on schools running under its supervision.
ALSO READ Ryan student murder: Mother says ‘put principal in jail’; CBSE appoints two-member fact-finding committee Prakash Javadekar said the government has asked for a report on the incident and his ministry will take necessary steps after going through it.‘Parents leave their kids in buses and leave, but there are so many students in school, we need to think about their safety as well and that’s why I have asked a team that will go when the reports come to us and what remedies could be implemented. This is not just a CBSE issue, but is the question on the children’s safety,’ Javadekar said.Meanwhile, the mother of the victim said that principal should be jailed. She said: “Principal was indifferent when she came to hospital, put her in jail. I want to know what happened to my child, I want CBI.”Meanwhile, the school authorities, represented by Acting Principal Neerja Batra, while condemning the incident, assured that security measures will be reviewed immediately and all necessary improvements would be made.‘Following the tragic incident at our school yesterday, the school authorities have seriously taken up the review of the security measures at the school. All necessary improvements and measures are being audited and reinforced with the help of experts. We are also seeking advice from the Police department to guide us in this regard,’ the official notice of the school said.‘While, we are all in great shock and grief at the loss of life of our beloved student Pradhyuman Thakur, we are taking these steps simultaneously to ensure vigorous safety measures in place for all our students and staff. We are closely working with the investigating authorities so that we could be guided further with their expertise,’ it further noted.With inputs from PTI and ANI
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After the horrific death of the seven-year-old boy Pradyuman Thakur, residents in the Shyamkunj area in Gurugram are still in shock. Pin drop silence surrounds the area as they attempt to console the mother who has not spoken since the tragedy. The deceased’s elder sister, 11, is also in shock and unable to process the fact that she won’t see her brother again. Pradip Thakur, the uncle of the deceased said, “How can someone enter a school with a weapon. What were the security guards doing? Does the school at all have any kind of security arrangements? We have even heard that the washroom for the students is used by the bus drivers and conductors of the school. Why should this be allowed?”Residents here say that they are now fearful of sending their wards to school. Neelam Sharma, whose son studies in Class V said, “I have three sons out of which two have passed out from the same school. My younger son who studies there did not go to school today, otherwise who knows it could have been him too.”Parents protested after the incident and damaged school property. Sunny Kumar Singh, father of a classmate of the child said, “There is absolutely no security in the school. Even after this incident, anybody is being allowed to enter the campus. We literally fear to send our wards to the school now. The incident happened in the morning, they didn’t even bother to inform us, so that we can take our children home. We came to know after 11:30, till then our wards were trapped inside the school. Moreover, the police also seem to take the side of the school. Why are they arresting parents?”Meanwhile, the Gurugram police on Friday were ill equipped to handle the situation, as Commissioner of Gurugram police Sandeep Khirwar was on leave and out of the country. In his absence, the Faridabad Police Commissioner was given charge of the Gurugram Police Commissioner’s duties.PAST INCIDENTSIn the recent past, certain incidents have taken place in various schools of Delhi and NCR that question the security system of schools.
A six-year-old student drowned to death in the water tank of Ryan International School in Vasant Kunj in January 2016.
A 10-year-old student of GD Goenka School in Indirapuram died after he fell from the second-floor corridor in the school complex on August 1, 2017
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Gurugram Police on Monday arrested a man for allegedly stalking and molesting a woman cop near the Bilaspur Chowk in Gurugram on Saturday night, while she was returning home from work. The accused was identified as Rajesh Kumar. He was nabbed from his home in the Rathiwas village. He was reportedly drunk at the time of the incident.In her complaint, the constable said that the moment she got down from the bus at the Bilaspur Chowk around 9pm, the accused and his two friends, all of whom were on a motorcycle, began to follow her. They came till the parking lot where she parks her scooter. She is currently posted at a police station in Faridabad. She further said that thought she tried her best to ignore the accused, he obstructed her way, and started misbehaving and touching her. According to her, the two others stalked her but did not do anything else. The constable then raised an alarm, following which some people gathered at the spot and caught hold of Rajesh. They also informed the police but by the time a team reached the spot, he managed to flee.“Rajesh was arrested from his home on Monday. He works with a private company. Both the accused and the victim are residents of the same village. The accused has confessed to his crime. He will be produced in a city court on Tuesday,” SHO Om Prakash said.“Rajesh confessed that he had had a fight with someone that day and had consumed alcohol afterwards. We have also identified the other two people involved. We are trying to find them,” a police officer said. An FIR has been lodged against Rajesh under Sections 354-B (assault or use of criminal force to any woman that may result in imprisonment of not less than three years) and 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint with simple imprisonment for a term that may extend to one month, or with fine that may extend to Rs 500, or with both) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Gurugram Police have arrested an 18-year-old boy for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl in IMT-Manesar. The incident took place on Wednesday afternoon and the victim lodged an FIR against the accused on Friday. As per police sources, both the accused and the victim are residents of the same locality in IMT-Manesar. The accused has allegedly sexually assaulted and molested the victim a number of times in the past one year.On Wednesday, the day when the assault last took place, the girl was alone at home and her parents had left the door unlocked. Taking advantage of the situation, the accused tiptoed into her house and allegedly raped her.The accused is a school dropout and originally belongs to West Bengal. The victim is originally from Uttar Pradesh but has been residing in IMT-Manesar with her parents for the last few years.After the complaint was lodged, the girl was sent for a medical examination.“An FIR has been registered under Section 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) at IMT-Manesar police station. The boy has been produced in a city court and thereafter he has been sent to judicial custody,” added a police official.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Gurugram Police’s Crime Branch has arrested a gang member belonging to the notorious Bawaria Gang. The accused is wanted in numerous cases involving burglary, dacoity and murder.The accused, Sahab Singh, 36, is a native of Jhajjar district in Haryana.Police sources said that they had arrested the man after getting a tip-off from one of their sources. Following this, the Crime Unit of Bilaspur deployed a team near Hanuman Mandir area.”A man was walking around near Hanuman Mandir. When he saw our team he became apprehensive and started moving away. We stopped him and took him to the station for interrogation,” said Sub Inspector Surendra Kumar, Crime Unit Bilaspur.Police said, during interrogations the suspect revealed that he belonged to the Bawaria Gang and was roaming in the area to commit a theft.The accused has been taken into four days police remand after which he was presented in court and taken into judicial custody.”We will try to nab the other members of his gang soon in the area,” said Sumit Kumar, DCP Crime, Gurugram. The Bawaria gang is notorious for attempting numerous crimes including murder and Rape in areas of NCR and western Uttar Pradesh.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Crime Unit of Gurugram Police has arrested a gang member of ‘Akhil Gang’, actively involved in auto thefts in Southern Gurugram Area.According to the police, after getting a tip off from one of their sources revealing that some people who had previously been a part of auto thefts are making rounds in the Badshahpur area.A team was then sent to Badshahpur and arrested the man.He was identified as 25-yea-old Azharuddin of Nuh in Haryana.Azharuddin told the police that he was active in auto thefts since the past few months.He further revealed that he was a gang member of the Akhil group, whose leader Mohd.Akhil is currently an inmate of Palwal Jail serving time for burglary.Police has confiscated an ‘Eicher Canter’ from him which was stolen from Southern Delhi.A case has been registered under section 380 (Theft) of Indian Penal Code in the Badshahpur Police Station.The accused has been taken into police remand after court issued a production warrant against him.Badshahpur has witnessed a rapid increase in the cases of theft and burglary in the recent past.”We will soon be able to recover other stolen vehicles from the gang,” said Rajendra Kumar, SHO Badshahpur.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> A shocking incident has come into light where a group of youth kidnapped a pet dog named Brownie from Haryana?s DLF Phase- 2 and beat it to death and later consumed its meat. An NGO named ?People for Animals? (PFA) filed an FIR against the youth, who are yet to be identified. The PFA alleged that ?there are videos in which it is evident that the missing dog was killed by those youth and how they consumed it?. It is alleged that a group of youth from northeast region who reside in Gurugram?s Sikandarpur area kidnapped the dog and then killed it. The PFA claims that the youth in the video is admitting that he has eaten that dog?s meat, but the Gurugram Police believe that on the basis of a video it cannot be said that these young men have eaten the missing dog. The police said the investigation is underway and the video given by the PFA is also being probed.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
Sat, 14 Jan 2017-01:00pm , Gurugram , ANI
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>At least four children were killed in a fire that broke out in a slum in Kherki Daula area of Gurugram, Haryana.The slum caught fire on Friday night which caused the accident. The Gurugram Police is investigating the matter.Further details are awaited.