The Gurgaon Police has arrested a bus conductor who confessed to killing the Class 2 student of Ryan International School in Sohna on Friday.
According to police, the bus conductor Ashok Kumar attempted sexual assault before killing the second grader.
“Killer attempted to sexually abuse 7-year-old schoolboy,” news agency PTI quoted police as saying.
The 7-year-old student was found dead with his throat slit in a toilet in the school building, police said.
“The students alerted the teachers and the school management then informed police, who rushed him to Artemis Hospital. He was declared brought dead by doctors,” Ravinder Kumar, PRO Gurgaon Police, said.
A team of police and forensic experts is investigating the case. Blood samples, finger prints from the crime scene have been collected and a knife with blood stains, probably the murder weapon was also recovered from the spot.
“We are investigating the case from all angles ... of homicide, enmity and others. The police team is examining the CCTV footage from over 30 cameras installed on the school premises,” the officer said.
The father of the victim, who works in Gurgaon based private company, alleged school of negligence and said his son was murdered either by a school staff or any senior student.
“I dropped him today at around 7:30 a.m. He was happy,” the grieving father said.
“They told me his health deteriorated suddenly. They did not take care of my son. He could have been saved if he had been taken to hospital in time,” he said.
After the incident, hundreds of parents and locals gathered outside the school and protested against the management.
Agitated parents damaged the school property and two of them were arrested by police.
This was not the first time such incidents of negligence towards students’ security took place in Ryan International School.
Last year, a class 1 student of Ryan International School in Vasant Kunj in south Delhi drowned in the water tank in the school premises.
Earlier in 2014, a seven-year-old girl was allegedly hit by a van after being dropped on the wrong side of the road by Ryan school bus in Gurgaon.