Ryan student death: Violent protests erupt outside school; media personnel attacked by cops

A Class 2 student was found with his throat slit in a washroom in the school building on Saturday morning.

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Ryan student death: Violent protests erupt outside school; media personnel attacked by cops
An injured media personnel


The protest over the killing of a seven-year-old student in Gurugram's Ryan International School turned violent on Sunday as agitated parents and locals demanded action against the management. Some media personnel were also attacked and lathicharged. 

Angry parents and locals gathered outside the school premises and protested demanding a CBI probe into the gruesome murder while expressing dissatisfaction over the investigation being carried out by the Gurgaon Police. The police lathi-charged to disperse the angry protesters. Locals also set ablaze a liquor shop close to the school.

"Not satisfied with the ongoing investigation, bus conductor being framed. School Management must take responsibility for students' safety, said victim's mother Jyoti.

"We demand CBI investigation, we want justice for Pradyuman," said a parent of a child studying at school.

Meanwhile, media personnel covering the event also came under attack by the cops. 

Former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda condemned the attack on the media saying, "In a democracy, govts don't work with lathis and bullets. Media is one of the pillars of democracy and raises concerns of the people, it should not be suppressed like that. The attack on media is an attempt by the govt to hide its failure." 

The police said the Class II student was allegedly killed by a bus conductor, Ashok Kumar, who also tried to sexually abuse him. The accused was arrested hours after the gruesome murder and has been remanded in police custody for three days by the Gurgaon Civil Court.

The acting principal has also been suspended.

The CBSE has formed a two-member fact finding committee to probe the killing. The move by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) comes following outrage among parents.

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