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Bus conductor’s potency test conducted, Gurgaon cops visit Ryan school to collect evidence

The Gurgaon police on Tuesday got a potency test conducted on 42-year-old Ashok Kumar, who was arrested for allegedly killing 8-year-old boy in Bhondsi’s Ryan International School.

gurgaon Updated: Sep 13, 2017 11:19 IST
Ashok Kumar is accused of slitting the boy’s throat twice inside a school toilet with a knife that he had carried with him.
Ashok Kumar is accused of slitting the boy’s throat twice inside a school toilet with a knife that he had carried with him. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

The Gurgaon police on Tuesday got a potency test conducted on 42-year-old Ashok Kumar, who was arrested on September 8 for allegedly killing eight-year-old boy in Bhondsi’s Ryan International School after attempting to sexually abuse him. They also went to the school in the evening to recreate the crime scene and establish the exact sequence of events.

The potency test was conducted for legal purposes, said a senior police official close to the investigation.

Kumar is accused of slitting the boy’s throat twice inside a school toilet with a knife that he had carried with him.

Police commissioner Sandeep Khirwar’s team was accompanied by members of forensic team, which had on Friday collected the evidence from the scene of crime inside the toilet where the body of eight-year old was found.

Police said the clothes and undergarments of the accused have been sent for DNA testing.

The knife allegedly used in the murder, blood samples of the accused as well as of the victim have also been sent to forensic laboratory in Madhuban, Karnal.

Kumar was arrested by the police after he was identified by three students and he was also seen entering and exiting the toilet in the CCTV camera footage.

The decision of the police to focus on forensic and circumstantial evidence came in the wake of allegations that blood on the crime spot was wiped off by teachers, and blood on the water bottle of the victim was also washed. In such circumstances, the police did not want to take any chance as the murder has evoked outrage across the country.

The results of the potency test are expected to be out in a day or two. It is also a step to ensure that there is no loophole in the police theory that could be used by the accused to escape punishment.

During questioning, Kumar maintained that he had killed the victim impulsively after he attempted to sexually assault the boy. He allegedly told the interrogators that he had to kill him because the victim had raised an alarm.

“Meri budhi brasht ho gayi thi. Mera man khrab ho gaya to yeh sab ho gaya (My mind had got corrupted and it just happened),” he told a senior official in Gurgaon.

Police sources also said that the role of a school gardener Harpal, who was with Kumar, has also come under scrutiny and police is verifying his statements, and matching his account with that of the accused.

“The gardener hails from Aligarh and was also questioned by top Haryana police officials, who found his statements a little jarring,” said an official.

“All the circumstantial and forensic evidences are being gathered very meticulously to ensure that the accused is not able to take advantage of any loophole. The forensic team will tell how and in what state the evidences were collected on that day,” said Ravinder Kumar, spokesperson, Gurgaon police.