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Gurugram student murder: Probe to be concluded in seven days, say police

The boy, a Class II student, was allegedly killed by bus conductor who also allegedly tried to sexually abuse the minor. The accused was arrested hours after the murder.

Reported by: PTI, Gurugram [Updated:09 Sep 2017, 7:42 PM IST]
Gurugram student murder: Bus conductor Ashok Kumar being
Gurugram student murder: Bus conductor Ashok Kumar being escorted by police

The Gurgaon police today said that investigations into the gruesome murder of a seven-year-old boy at the Ryan International School here will be concluded in seven days.

At a press conference here, Gurgaon Police Commissioner Sandeep Khirwar also said that a three member committee, which is also probing whether the school followed the safety and security norms, would submit a report on Monday. 

The police have already arrested school bus conductor Ashok Kumar in connection with crime, that triggered widespread furore. 

Khirwar said that Kumar had already confessed to his role in the crime and added that it would be examined if there were others involved. "We will conclude the investigation into the case in seven days," he said. 

Efforts would be made that a fast track court conducts the trial and added that the intent would be to secure maximum possible punishment, he said. 

Police officials said that a committee comprising the district education officer, block education officer and an officer of the women and child development department would submit a report on whether the school followed security norms. 

That report is expected on Monday and assured that action will be taken on its findings, Khirwar said. 

Officials said that it will also be examined whether other schools in the district were following the security norms. 

The acting principal of the Ryan International school was today suspended and all the security staff were removed, after the seven-year-old boy was found dead with his throat slit inside a washroom, police officials said. 

Angry locals gathered outside the school premises this morning and protested for over two hours demanding a CBI probe into the murder while demanding that a CBI probe be ordered into the matter. They also demanded that the school management be booked for the murder of boy. 

"The Ryan International School management has suspended acting principal Neerja Batra and removed all the security staff," District Public Relation Officer RS Sangwan said. 

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The boy, a Class II student, was allegedly killed by bus conductor Kumar who also allegedly tried to sexually abuse the minor, officials said. The accused was arrested hours after the gruesome murder. The post mortem was carried out and the boy's body was handed over to his father, they said. 

The boy's father, Varun Thakur, who works as a quality manager with a private firm in Gurgaon, had accused the school administration of negligence.