A Gurugram court will on Thursday hear the bail plea of Ryan International School bus conductor Ashok Kumar, who was arrested two months back after Haryana police accused him of killing school student Pradyuman Thakur.
This comes days after a 16-year-old student of the same school was apprehended by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the murder of a class 2 student, rejecting the Gurgaon police's theory that the killing was the handiwork of Ashok Kumar.
Meanwhile, the family of Ashok Kumar, the school bus conductor who was arrested initially, has also decided to file a case against police officers who "framed" him. "Now it is almost clear that my son Ashok was framed and made a scapegoat. We have decided to file a case against Gurgaon Police SIT officers who framed and used torture and even drugged him to confess before the media that he had committed the crime," said Ashok's father Amirchand had said.
Seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur was murdered on September 8 and the case was with the Gurgaon police for 13 days before taken over by the CBI.
The Gurgaon police arrested Ashok in hurry and even Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar congratulated the team for cracking case the same day.
Gurgaon Police Commissioner Sandeep Khairwar had declared in a press meet on September 10 that Ashok was the killer and that he had tried to sexually assault PradYuman.