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Ryan International: Parents hold protest at Noida, want security beefed up

Police deployed outside Ryan International School branches at Noida’s Sector 39 and Kasna in Greater Noida.

noida Updated: Sep 11, 2017 11:15 IST
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Parents protest outside the Ryan International School in Noida’s Sector 39. Parents are demanding tighter security after a Class 2 student was murdered at the school’s Gurgaon branch on September 8.(Sunil Ghosh / HT photo)

Police were posted outside two Ryan International schools on Monday after a group of parents whose children go to the Noida Sector 39 branch staged a protest when they were not allowed to meet the principal.

The parents want the management to step up security after a Class 2 student was murdered in a toilet of the Bhondsi branch of the private school in Haryana’s Gurgaon on September 8.

The murder left parents shaken and exposed lax security arrangements at the Gurgaon school, with victim’s father demanding a CBI probe into the murder.

The parents began assembling at the gate of Ryan International in Sector 39 at around 8am and wanted an assurance that their children were safe, sources said.

As the group began to swell, the school called police. The parents were told that the principal would meet them after school hours.

“She (the principal) has assured of meeting after 2pm as our entry into the school could have disturbed the school children,” a parent said.

Police were also guarding the Ryan International at Kasna in nearby Greater Noida.

“A group of parents had gathered to carry out a candle march so we deployed personnel there,” Kasna station house officer Jitendera Singh said.

The management is under immense pressure as a panel report has pointed to several security lapses at the Gurgaon school, including children sharing toilets with adult staff.

The Gurgaon Police have arrested a bus conductor for the murder of the eight-year-old after he confessed to slitting the throat of the chid after allegedly trying to abuse him sexually.

But the parents say, the school was hiding something and the probe should be handed over to the CBI.

First Published: Sep 11, 2017 11:15 IST