Ryan student death | SC issues notice to Centre, Haryana govt on father's plea seeking CBI probe

SC issued notice to Centre, HRD Ministry & Haryana Govt seeking report within 3 weeks

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Ryan student death | SC issues notice to Centre, Haryana govt on father's plea seeking CBI probe


    The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to Centre on a plea seeking a CBI probe into the killing of a seven-year-old student in Gurugram's  Ryan International School.

    The plea was filed by victim's father Varun Thakur demanding a parallel CBI enquiry as the school has severe administrative loopholes.

    Victim's lawyer sought CBI investigation into the case and added that a tribunal or authority to hear such types of cases.

    Meanwhile, Haryana cops told the court that school tampered with the evidence.

    After the protest turned violent on Sunday, police arrested staff members of the school. Ryan International Group's northern zone head Francis Thomas and branch (Bhondsi) coordinator were arrested last night.

    The Haryana Police have also arrived in Mumbai to question the owner of the Ryan International Group at the head office.

    Ryan International School's CEO Ryan Pinto and his parents, who are its founders, have approached the Bombay High Court seeking anticipatory bail in connection.

    The bail pleas were filed following the arrest of two top officials of the Ryan International School.

    The management of the school has decided to keep all campuses of the school in the city closed till Tuesday.

    A Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted to look into the case pointed out serious security lapses in the school. The SIT averred that the school did not have any separate toilets for staff like drivers and conductors while adding that the administration even did not get their employees identification verified.

    The state government directed the Gurgaon Police to book the owner of Ryan International School Albert Pinto under section 75 Juvenile Justice (care and punishment act) Act 15 for punishment for cruelty to child meted out by the custodian in the charge sheet to be submitted in the court within 7 days.

    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.

    Ryan International School, meanwhile, issued a statement, saying it is "cooperating to our fullest" with the police investigations and hoped that the guilty would be given the severest punishment as per the law.

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