Parents of Gurugram school kid demand CBI probe into murder

Parents of Gurugram school kid demand CBI probe into murder
Written by IANS

The parents of seven-year-old Pradhuman, who was murdered in Ryan International School here, have urged the Haryana government to let the CBI investigate the brutal killing.

The child’s father Varun Thakur, a senior executive in a private firm in Gurugram, on Sunday said that though police was doing its duty, the government should order a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the case.

“What is wrong if the probe is handed over to the CBI? I believe there was a conspiracy behind the killing of my innocent son,” he said.

He also urged government authorities to investigate the case as if his child was one of their’s.

Pradhuman’s mother Jyoti Thakur said the school management “misguided” them after the murder.

“First, we were told ‘your child is injured’. When I reached the school, the Principal was speaking to someone on phone and she did not even pay attention to me and tell me about the incident.”

Jyoti said when she reached the hospital, she saw her husband crying while clasping their son’s body.

She said there could be a “conspiracy” behind the murder and that’s why they were demanding a CBI inquiry to bring out the truth.

She said the arrested conductor, a resident of nearby Ghamroj village, had been made a scapegoat.

Pradhuman, a Class 2 student, was found dead on Friday by a school staffer in the washroom on the school campus in Bhondsi area near Gurugram city with a slit throat.

The boy’s family resides in Maruti Kunj Society in the same area. Pradhuman’s father is a senior executive with an export house in the Kherki Daula area. Pradhuman’s sister is a Class 5 student in the same school.

Police late on Friday arrested Ashok Kumar, conductor of a school bus, for the killing but many believe he was made a scapegoat. The man’s family too claimed he was falsely implicated since he was poor.

No one from the school management has so far come out with a statement on the shocking murder.

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