CM punishes Pradhuman's school,Govt takes over Ryan International

Gurugram/Chandigarh, Sep 15:  The Haryana government has punished Gurugram's Ryan International School. It may be recalled that  seven-year-old Pradhuman Thakur was found murdered in Gurugram's Ryan International School. Indicating that the state government was not satisfied with the functioning of  the school, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday announced that the government was taking over the administration of Ryan International School in Gurugram.

Yielding to the demand of the family of Pradhuman, Khattar also announced CBI probe in the brutal murder.

Briefing the media after visiting Pradhuman's distraught family in Gurugram, Khattar, who himself turned emotional at the meeting, 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 that the school will be taken over by the district administration of Gurugram for three months and the Deputy Commissioner will be in-charge of running the affairs of the school. Pradhuman was murdered on September 8 inside the Ryan International School in Bhondsi area on the Sohna Road in Gurugram district. Police alleges that school bus conductor, Ashok Kumar, 42, killed him with a knife after the boy resisted an attempt to sodomise him. Pradhuman was found dead with his throat slit inside the school's washroom within an hour after his father dropped him at school on Friday morning.The case snowballed into a major national issue of safety and security of children in schools, with vociferous protests held by parents and activists outside Ryan schools in several states.

IANS