Ryan International school reopens after 9 days of Pradyuman's murder inside campus

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 18 September 2017, 11:49 AM

Ryan International School on Monday reopened for the first time since the brutal murder of 7-year-old Pradyuman Thakur inside its premises.

On September 8, second grader Pradyuman Thakur was found dead with his throat slit inside a toilet of the school.

The parents who came to drop their children were scared and demanded the school to ensure that their kids are safe inside the premises.

“From now we’ll have fear in our minds till our kids would reach home. Ryan International School should look after their safety,” one of the parents who came to drop their children told news agency ANI.

“Schools should hire educated people as support staff and their background check should also be done thoroughly,” said another parent.

Meanwhile, Pradyuman's father opposed the reopening of school and said without addressing the security lapses, opening the school would pose threat to the safety of other children. He also feared evidence tempering if the school reopens as CBI inquiry has not yet started.

Suspect Ashok Kumar, a 42-year-old conductor of one of the school buses was arrested by the Gurugram police after he admitted killing Pradyuman.

However, family members of accused Ashok alleged conspiracy behind his arrest and said the police forced him to admit the crime in order to save the culprits behind the murder.

A series of protests were organised outside the Ryan International School by the angry parents including Pradyuman’s family, they were demanding a CBI inquiry.

Under pressure after the protests and media coverage, Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar has recommended the CBI inquiry.

First Published: Monday, September 18, 2017 11:13 AM
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