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Ryan International School murder: Victim’s father says CBI probe needed as ‘something is missing’

The victim’s father is not convinced of the probe which suggests the murder was committed on the spur of the moment.

gurgaon Updated: Sep 10, 2017 22:39 IST
Leena Dhankhar
Leena Dhankhar
Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
Bhondsi,Ryan International School,Gurgaon police
Ashok , a bus conductor accused of murdering an eight-year-old boy of Ryan International School in Bhondsi in police custody at Sona, in Gurgaon. His victim’s father suspects the murder was planned.(HT PHOTO)

The father of the eight-year-old boy who was killed in Ryan International School, Bhondsi on Friday suspects the murder was planned and there is something which the local police are missing and so the case should be investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Varun Thakur has decided that he will not send his daughter, who studies in Class 5, to the same school as she would not be comfortable to study there and the memories would haunt her.

Thakur told Hindustan Times that he suspects some past connection which led to the murder because there was no reason for the conductor to kill his son. Police needs to check the CCTV footages of past few days also, he said.

“I am not unhappy with the police investigation but I want a detailed investigation as there is something which is missing in the probe. There are a lot of loopholes which need to be investigated and CBI can do in-depth investigation which will clear the motive of the murder,” said the father, who works as quality control manager in a crafts company in Gurgaon.

Earlier on Sunday, Haryana education minister Ram Bilas Sharma said the government was open for inquiry into the murder by a higher agency, if the family was not satisfied with probe by the local police.

Thakur said he was not convinced with the probe so far which suggests the murder was committed on the spur of the moment. “The murder took place within 10 minutes which means the conductor was already prepared to kill my son. As soon as the kid entered the toilet, the accused attacked him”, he said.

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“If the conductor has no criminal history then how did he plan the murder? What instigated him to kill my son? Why did he take a knife with him only on that day?” asked the mourning father.

He said the police have added section 75 of the Juvenile Justice Act against school management but he demanded that the police should also add section 304 (death by negligence) of the IPC.

No one from the school management has met the victim’s family so far.

“The school is not coming forward and accept negligence at their part. They should accept their mistake and speak up. They should own up the blunder and take measures to ensure safety and security of other students. I have lost my son but I do not want the history to repeat”, he told HT.

First Published: Sep 10, 2017 21:12 IST