Ryan School murder: Senior student killed Pradyuman, Not Bus Conducter: Says CBI

A new stunning twist revealed today in Pradyuman Thakur murder case who was found dead at the Ryan International School in Gurgaon. According to CBI sources, a senior student of the school has been detained for the murder of innocent who was found outside a toilet near his classroom with his throat slit on September 8. The accused had killed the decent because he wanted his exams to be postponed. However, the new probe of CBI has jolted the nation and once again, has raised the issue of student’s safeguard in the school premises.

 

The detained senior student is among five people seen on security footage near the toilet where Pradyuman’s body was found. He was under the psychiatric evaluation for a year over anger issues. He is also changing his statement while questioning several times according to the sources. Four students and a teacher alleged they saw the student with a knife a day before the murder. The CBI is investigating whether it is the weapon that was found in a commode. According to the school officials, the student’s record is not up to the mark. Before the murdered, he bragged to his friends that the exams would be postponed and they should not bother to study.

Defending his son student’s father told, “My son did not commit the crime. We had been cooperating with the police. My son was questioned four times…They came to our house and question him too. Yesterday, they kept me sitting at their office until midnight and told me your son has committed murder and we are arresting him. They said you have to sign his confession. I left at 2 am.” He told a news agency.

Pradyuman was seen collapsing next to a wall, his blood pooling around him. His body was discovered around 8 am, not long after his father dropped him off. Ashok Kumar, a school bus conductor was arrested in the matter after the incident. The police had said that the conductor confessed to killing the boy after trying to sexually assault him; questions were then raised about an outsider accessing the students’ toilet. Ashok has not been booked till now in the matter and for now, CBI is focussing on the student. CCTV footage shows Pradyuman, a student of Class 2, crawling out of the bathroom after his throat had been slit. Forensic experts say his vocal cord was ruptured on the first strike and he couldn’t scream.

After a huge outcry in the matter, the case was handed over to the CBI by the Haryana Government which took charges on the case on September 22 and reexamined the CCTV footage and forensic evidence.