Gurgaon student murder: School’s CEO, parents seek transit anticipatory bail
The Class 2 student was found with his throat slit in a school washroom.mumbai Updated: Sep 12, 2017 10:35 IST
Apprehending immediate arrest in connection with murder of an eight-year-old boy at the group’s school at Bhondsi in Gurgaon, CEO of Ryan International, Ryan Pinto and his parents Grace and Augustine Pinto moved the Bombay high court on Monday seeking transit anticipatory bail.
Advocate Niteen Pradhan on Monday requested single judge bench of Justice Ajay Gadkari to hear the pleas filed on behalf of the trio on urgent basis. The bench posted the pleas for hearing on Tuesday.
The trio have sought transit anticipatory bails – protection from arrest in connection with the murder of the 8-year-old child at their Gurgaon school for some period so they can use the time to approach the concerned court at Gurgaon and seek regular anticipatory bail from the local court. Ryan and his parents approached the high court after the local police at Delhi arrested two top officials of the Ryan International School Group, including Francis Thomas, regional head of the Ryan Group of Institutions, and the Group’s Human Resource head, Jeyus Thomas.
Both Francis and Jeyus were arrested on Sunday night.
They were booked under section 75 of the Juvenile Justice Act, under which they can be jailed up to three years and /or fined for Rs1 lakh for wilfully neglecting safekeeping of a child in his actual custody and also under section 34 of the Indian Penal Code for sharing common intention with the purported perpetrator of the crime Ashok Kumar.
The Class 2 student was found with his throat slit in a school washroom. The murder has triggered a major outrage.
Police arrested the alleged perpetrator of the crime Kumar, a 42-year-old bus conductor, employed by the school. However, parents and others demanded action against school authorities, especially after police revealed that Kumar was fired from a private school in his village Ghamroj because of his suspicious behaviour.
All Ryan group of schools in Gurgaon have been ordered to remain shut on Monday and Tuesday.