Only bus conductor murdered 7-year-old Ryan school student, says ACP

Committee set up to probe lapses in school over student's murder (Lead)

Principal, Teachers Of Ryan International School Arrested As School Declares 2 Days Holiday

The Supreme court on Monday issued notices to the Centre, the Haryana government and CBSE with regard to the case of murdered 7- year old Ryan International student Pradyuman. The police will produce them at the Sohna court on Monday.

Saurabh Raghav, the driver of the bus in which Kumar was a conductor, has also claimed the accused's innocence and said that he was being framed.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Simardeep Singh, who is also officiating Commissioner of Police in Gurugram, late on Friday night disclosed that Ashok Kumar, bus conductor of Ryan International School, has been arrested.

A monthly security audit of all schools in Uttar Pradesh and police verification of their staff are among the measures announced today to ensure the safety of students after the Gurugram tragedy. At Bombay High Court, Ryan and his parents - Augustine Pinto (73), the group's founding chairman, and Grace Pinto (62), the managing director - sought transit anticipatory bail. Police are now probing whether someone else committed the crime and used one of the windows to escape.

A few schools have asked security companies to verify credentials of security guards deployed in their schools by the police again.

Following the incident, parents and locals protested outside the school and also set a nearby liquor shop ablaze. On each floor of the school building, we have two "baijis" who sit outside toilets.

The postmortem of the Class 2 student who was murdered inside Ryan International School in Gurugram has said he was not sexually assaulted. "But incident after incident points to laxity about the security of our kids despite the high fees in many "International" schools".

The women lawyers also suggested some guidelines including that there should be "no liquor vendors, hawkers, stalls selling tobacco and other such tobacco based product that is panmasala, cigarettes, gutkas" within one-kilometre radius of the premises of the schools. The chilling murder gained a lot of attention and parents have demanded strict action against the school management for negligence.

Police are also trying to question the school's principal, Neerja Batra, whose questioning was postponed after she claimed to have fallen ill.

Parents on Wednesday barged into the schools and protested, demanding to meet the school authorities before allowing their children to go to their classrooms.

Such circumstances, the source added, indicate that the boy entered the toilet first and the possibility of Kumar already being there was less. "This will indirectly force the school to remain non-functional on Tuesday", said another parent.

A three-member special investigation team said that numerous CCTV cameras in the school premises were not working.

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