Ryan School Pradhuman murder case: CBI detains Class XI student

New Delhi: The Crime Branch of Investigation (CBI) today detained a Class 11 student of Ryan International School in Gurugram in connection with the gruesome murder of a Class 2 student on September 8, official sources said.

According to sources in CBI, the senior student was seen with a knife inside the school campus on the day the seven-year-old was killed with his throat slit in a school bathroom.

The detained student is suspected of having watched a pornographic clip in the morning, and on seeing Pradhuman Thakur in the school bathroom, he might have tried to sexually assault him when he entered it, minutes after he was dropped by his father.

The student will now be produced before the Juvenile Justice Board in the afternoon, where the court is expected to decide whether he is to be treated as a major or a minor as per the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.

The Haryana Police had afterwards claimed that Pradhuman was killed by school bus conductor Ashok Kumar inside the toilet as the boy resisted a bid to sodomise him.

While Kumar has been arrested, Pradhuman’s parents and two other staffers have claimed that he was being made a scapegoat.

Pradhuman was found dead inside the washroom of the school with his throat slit on September 8 morning.