In a horrendous tale where tears fall short and leave us to wonder about the beasts roaming around us, father of 7-year-old kid who was murdered inside Ryan International School in Gurgaon, recounts his experience as situation unfolded on Friday morning.
Vinod Chand Thakur helped his child to get ready for school in a usual manner on that fateful morning. He dropped 7-year-old Pradyuman at school gate and returned back.
Vinod would certainly not be having idea what would happen in next half an hour. Just 15 minutes after dropping the kid at school door, he received a panic call from his wife. And, in about half an hour’s time he was seeing the dead body of his son at a hospital in Gurgaon.
Vinod was flabbergasted to receive son’s body in that state. After all, he had dropped his kid just half an hour back. It was so gory that he could barely have a glance on the body. Boy’s ear was chopped and insides of throats were exposed.
Boy’s father wanted to receive the body but he feared what would be his wife’s reaction when she will see the body. He was forced to wait for his mother to arrive from Patna so that the family would be in a position to handle the shock.
By this time, his colleagues had gathered at the hospital. As some of them conjectured probability of sexual assault on the boy, the father would have been left feeling mortified. It was later confirmed that the boy was actually sexually assaulted before murder.
Vinod was surrounded by a lot of suggestions for the future course of action. Some suggested him to take legal route and reminded him to proceed with a lot of caution as the case is big.
School’s authority deemed the incident as unfortunate and vied for justice.
Amidst all this, a crestfallen father who lost his son to fanaticism of other, returned back home teary-eyed recounting how fate could change within few hours.