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Ryan International School murder: Protesters set ablaze liquor shop outside campus, police resort to lathicharge

School bus conductor Ashok Kumar has been arrested for the murder of the eight-year-old student of Ryan International School.

gurgaon Updated: Sep 10, 2017 14:01 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
A liquor vend set on fire outside Ryan International School in Gurgaon on Sunday.
A liquor vend set on fire outside Ryan International School in Gurgaon on Sunday.(HT Photo)

At least 10 persons were injured when police baton-charged people protesting the murder of a class 2 student outside a prominent private school in Gurgaon on Sunday.

Some protesters also set afire a liquor outlet close to the school, claiming it was within 100 metres of the campus, which is not allowed as per rules. However, excise authorities dismissed the allegation, saying the vend was more than 150 metres from the institution.

The protesters were demanding a CBI probe into the murder of the seven-year-old child. They said the school should be shut until the CBI probe is ordered.

Some of the demonstrators also threw liquor bottles inside the school premises to vent their ire against the school management, police said. More than 20 protestors were detained.

“Gurgaon police had to use mild lathicharge to disperse the agitators. Police detained over 20 protesters found agitating outside the school,” said Gurgaon police PRO Ravinder Kumar.

The protesters alleged that the school’s drivers and conductors often consumed alcohol from the liquor shop in their free time.

Around 10 reporters and photographers of various media organisations were injured in the baton-charge. Two of them were sent to a hospital.

Parents of several students and others had gathered outside Ryan International School in Gurgaon to stage a demonstration demanding action against school officials for laxity in the murder of the student on Friday.

Police baton-charge protesters  outside the school on Sunday. (HT photo)
Police baton-charge protesters outside the school on Sunday. (HT photo)

The boy was found outside a school toilet on the ground floor, crawling and bleeding profusely before he died. A 42-year-old bus conductor, Ashok Kumar was arrested on Friday.

Police revealed that Kumar was fired from his job at a private school in his village Ghamroj because of his suspicious behaviour, but are yet to take action against the school for violating school safety guidelines.

(With inputs from PTI)

First Published: Sep 10, 2017 12:33 IST

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