Ryan International School murder case highlights: Father calls for CBI probe, Congress condemns attack on media by cops
The management of Ryan International School and owner have been booked under the Juvenile Act over the murder of eight-year-old child.
Hundreds of people on Sunday staged a demonstration outside the Ryan International School in Gurgaon demanding a CBI probe into the murder of an eight-year-old school boy and set afire a liquor shop near the school.
Police used lathicharge to quell the protest and detained 20 protesters. Cameras of some photojournalists were also damaged during the protest.
Friday’s murder of the second standard student of Ryan International School in Gurgaon has left parents shocked and angry over the security on campus.
The boy was found in a pool of blood in a toilet with injuries on his neck. Police said a bus conductor confessed to the crime after attempting to sexually assault the boy. He was arrested on Friday evening. The principal of the school was suspended on Saturday.
Here are the highlights:
5:20pm: Gurgaon Police have added a Section 75 of the JJ Act in the murder FIR against the Ryan International School management. Police claim more sections will be added upon receiving a report from three-member committee on Monday.
4:30pm: Parents have decided that they will not send their children to the school on Monday. They have also called for a mass protest outside the school on Monday morning.
3:40pm: “It is subject of investigation, police is probing the incident,” says Gurgaon deputy commissioner VP Singh on Haryana Police targeting the media.
3:30pm: Laws must be made to protect journalists, government must help them. I appeal to all states to make such laws.Will talk to chief minister Khattar, says Union minister R Athawale.
3:20pm: I demand an apology from chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and action against police officials responsible for the attack on journalists, says Congress leader R Surjewala.
2:45pm: A candle light march has been planned from Sohna Chowk in Gurgaon from 4pm. Students’ parents from all the branches of Ryan International School have been asked to support the march.
2:43pm: “I condemn the police attack on media. Haryana police are gaining notoriety of attacking the media, it happened even during the Dera agitation,” says Communist Party of India leader D Raja.
2:42pm: School authorities, represented by acting principal Neerja Batra, assure that security measures will be reviewed immediately and all necessary improvements would be made: ANI
2:40pm: “We accept negligence on part of the Ryan International School but the school cannot be derecognised as the future of 1200 students is at stake,” says education minister.
2:35pm: Media is one of the pillars of democracy and raises concerns of the people, it should not be suppressed like this. The attack is an attempt by the state government to hide its own failures, says Hooda.
2:29pm: Hooda calls for CBI probe, condemns lathicharge on journalists.
2:25pm: “If parents of the killed student are not satisfied with the investigation, the state will be ready to conduct an investigation through any agency, including the CBI,” says Haryana education minister.
2:20pm: Haryana education minister Rambilas Sharma says it was the responsibility of the school management to keep students safe inside the school premises, but they failed to do so.
2:15pm: Victim’s father meets former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
2:13pm: “The police are doing their job. We request a parallel CBI inquiry so that every detail related to the case is revealed,” says the boy’s father, Varun Thakur.
2:10pm: Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Twitter condemns the murder of eight-year-old student.
2:07pm: Father alleges that the murder was planned as his son was killed within a span of 10 minutes, calls for a detailed investigation claiming that the current probe has too many loop holes.
2:06pm: Want to request all parents who are supporting us that please do not get involved in violence, says Varun Thakur, father of the victim.
2:04pm: Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda arrives at the victim’s family’s residence. Father of the deceased boy starts press conference at his house.
2:03pm: Parents demanding that the school should be shut until a CBI probe is ordered into the incident.
2:00pm: “The Gurgaon police had to use mild lathicharge to disperse the agitators. The police detained over 20 protesters found agitating outside the school,” Ravinder Kumar PRO Gurgaon Police said.
1:58pm: Some of the demonstrators threw liquor bottles inside school premises to vent their ire against the school management, police said. The protestors allege school drivers and conductors often consumed alcohol from the nearby liquor shop in their free time.
1:50pm: Local residents allege that the police officials beat them inside their houses.
1:30pm: A large contingent of police deployed at Ryan International School.
12:30pm: Under Section 75 of the Juvenile Act, action will be taken against the school management, Haryana education minister tells ANI. “The accused will be presented before the court within a week,” he adds.
12: 25pm: Action has been taken against management and owner of Ryan International School AF Pinto, Haryana education minister Ram Bilas Sharma tells ANI.
12:20pm: Around 10 reporters and photographers of various media organisations injured in the lathicharge. Two of them have been sent to a hospital.
12:15pm: Gurgaon police lathicharge the protesting parents outside the school campus.
12:10pm: Excise authorities say the liquor vend was located beyond 150 metres from the campus.
12:05pm: Agitated parents set liquor shop on fire claiming it was within 100 metres of the school.
Noon: Parents gather outside Ryan International School to protest against the school management.
(With agency inputs)