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Gurgaon school student murder Highlights: 3 witnesses saw accused leave toilet

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that strictest action will be taken after the probe, adding trial will be fast-tracked.

gurgaon Updated: Sep 09, 2017 18:18 IST
Abhishek Behl and Leena Dhankhar
Abhishek Behl and Leena Dhankhar
Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
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Bus conductor Ashok Kumar being escorted by police. Kumar allegedly confessed to the crime and had been remanded to three days of police custody.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Friday’s murder of an eight-year-old student of Ryan International School in Gurgaon left parents shocked and angry over the security on campus.

The second standard student was found in a pool of blood in a toilet with injuries to his neck. Police said a bus conductor confessed to the crime after attempting to sexually assault the boy. He was arrested on Friday evening.

Hundreds of parents have now gathered outside the school as the protest against the management for alleged negligence.

According to ANI, the Gurgaon deputy commissioner of police said the principal of the school has been suspended.

Here are the important developments that took place:

4:33 pm: Haryana CM Khattar calls it a “sad incident and heinous crime”. He informs that administration has nabbed the suspect and has directed authorities to complete formalities within 7 days.

On demand for high-profile probe by victim’s family, Khattar says if facts are not clear after the report arrives, the government is ready for any kind of probe.

4:25pm: Sources say three witnesses saw accused Ashok Kumar coming out of the school toilet wearing a blood-soaked shirt. All three will be given police protection.

4: 20pm: There is a tendency for common people to ask for CBI probe. I said if you aren’t satisfied with probe by police we’ll talk, says Haryana PWD minister after visiting the house of the victim.

He says he assured probe will be done to the satisfaction of the victim’s family.

4:08pm: Strictest action will be taken against the school, says Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, adding trial will be fast-tracked.

He says action will be taken against the school after the probe is over.

4: 05pm: Mother of victim says principal was indifferent when she came to hospital and demands that she should be put in jail. I want to know what happened to my child, I want CBI.

4:00pm: Haryana PWD minister Rao Narbir Singh visits family of the deceased student.

3:57pm: CBSE sets up two-member fact finding committee to enquire into the death of Class 2 student in Gurgaon’s Ryan International School.

The board seeks report along with FIR filed in this case from Ryan International School within two days.

3:50 pm :Union Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar calls it an “unfortunate incident”.

3:45pm: Press conference ends.

3:44pm: Gurgaon deputy commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh says special public prosecutor to be appointed in case.

3:43pm: Gurgaon Police Commissioner Khirwar says three-member committee has been formed to adjudge loopholes in security arrangement, report of which is expected on Monday.

He says investigation into the case will be concluded in seven days.

3:41pm: Police say waiting for forensic results.

3:40pm: Involvement of bus conductor is confirmed. If someone else is found involved, action will be taken against them: Gurgaon Police Commissioner.

3:39pm: Singh says schools in the area have been told to audit their security measures.

3:38pm: Ryan International School has been asked to send a report along with FIR filed in this case within 2 days: CBSE PRO Rama Sharma to ANI.

3:37pm: As an interim measure, Ryan International School has suspended the acting principal, says Gurgaon deputy commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh.

3:36pm: Khirwar says will try to file charge sheet in court within 7 days, ANI reported.

3:35pm: “We will be able to determine what happened in a day’s time. The culprit will be punished accordingly,” says Khirwar.

3:33pm: Gurgaon Police say they will request the case be tried in fast track court.

3: 30pm: Commissioner of police, Gurgaon, Sandeep Khirwar and Gurgaon deputy commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh begin addressing media.

3:24pm: Deputy commissioner Gurgaon and police commissioner to address press conference.

3:20pm: Wife and family of accused bus conductor Ashok Kumar allege he is being framed for the murder.

3:15pm: Cremation of victim over. Family members remain crematorium, police keep vigil as crowds begin to leave.

2:45pm: Gurgaon District Bar Association issues notice that it will not represent accused Ashok Kumar in court.

2pm: Members of Bar Association of Sohna sign statement saying they will not represent accused Ashok Kumar.

1:57pm: Accused Ashok Kumar remanded to three-day police custody.

1:53pm: Badshahpur MLA and public works department minister Rao Narvir Singh reach cremation ground.

1:50pm: Haryana education minister Ram Bilas Sharma assures justice. “Going to Gurugram tomorrow. Culprit won’t be spared. Sympathies with child’s parents,” ANI reported him saying.

1:45pm: Police add charges under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act after suspect admits to attempting to sexually assault victim.

Police on guard outside Ryan International School in Gurgaon where parents are protesting. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

1:35pm: Deputy commissioner of police, Haryana, Vinay Pratap Singh forms three-member committee to probe the murder. Report to be submitted by Monday.

1:30pm: Haryana education minister to hold press conference on Sunday.

1:25pm: Protesters demand action against Ryan International School, demand CBI inquiry and arrest of school management.

1:15pm: People gather at the cremation ground for the final rites of murdered boy.

1:10pm: Acting principal Neerja Batra suspended by school management and security staff removed for lapses.

1pm: Parents block the gates to Ryan International School demanding that action be taken.

12:30pm: Family parents allege that arrested conductor is scapegoat.

12:15pm: Large crowds gather at victim’s home in Shyam Kunj.

Noon: Accused in the murder of Ryan International School boy to be produced in Sohna court.

First Published: Sep 09, 2017 13:40 IST