The Central Bureau of Investigation on Sunday said that its investigation in to the murder of Ryan International School student Pradyuman Thakur has revealed that the Gurugram Police destroyed evidence, and made a false arrest when it said that bus conductor Ashok had killed the boy.
“Whether the evidence was destroyed purposely and knife 'planted' on Ashok deliberately or it was poor policing, it's still being investigated,” said CBI sources.
Four policemen of Gurugram Police SIT are under the scanner, their call detail records are being analysed. Departmental enquiry against them is recommended. Once CBI took the case from Gurugram Police, it automatically probed the role of investigating officers, they added.
Pradyuman was found near the toilet of Ryan International School with his throat slit on September 8 morning within an hour of his father leaving him at the school.
The Gurgaon Police had arrested a bus conductor of the school pinning the blame of murder on him.
Suspecting foul play, Pradyuman's parent's asked for a CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) probe. His father even filed a petition in the Supreme Court. The Haryana government then handed the case to the central investigating agency.
The CBI ruled out the sexual assault theory after no evidence of it was found.
In a sensational twist to the case, the CBI recently announced that it had apprehended a senior student of the same school in connection with the murder of Pradhuman rejecting the Gurgaon Police theory that the killing was the handiwork of school bus conductor Ashok Kumar.
On Saturday, the father of the minor suspect – a student of Class XI – claimed that his son was “tortured and brutally thrashed” while in the CBI custody, an allegation completely denied by the investigating agency.
The CBI claimed that the student allegedly slit Pradyuman’s throat to get the school to declare a holiday in order to defer a parent-teacher meeting and an examination.