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Ryan murder: 'Juvenile left knife in toilet, called teachers'

13 November 2017

With the CBI probe pinning the culpability on the 16-year old juvenile student of Ryan International School, Gurgaon for the murder of seven-year old Pradhyuman of the same school, the agency may not oppose the bail plea of school bus conductor Ashok Kumar when it comes up for hearing before a Gurgaon court on Thursday, agency sources said.

The juvenile is accused of allegedly murdering Pradhyuman by slitting his throat in the toilet of the school soon after the students assembled on the fateful day. As per the CBI, the accused student had looked up for different types of poison over the internet before committing the murder.

The accused juvenile, according to the CBI meant to delay the examination and postpone the parent-teacher meeting. He was considered one of the first witnesses of the crime.

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The CBI, which told Gurgaon's Juvenile Justice Board headed by principal magistrate Davender Singh on Saturday that the accused was no longer required for questioning after a three-day interrogation and could be sent to an observation home for children, is now certain about the sequence of events.

"The CBI probe has not led to any evidence suggesting the role of Kumar in the case".

Wife of bus conductor Ashok Kumar, the driver held by the Haryana police for the murder of 7-year-old Pradyuman at the Ryan International School demanded justice and proper investigation, while accusing the school administration of hatching a conspiracy against her husband.

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The accused is likely to be sent for psychiatric assessment as well.

The Class-XI student's batchmates told Indian Express that he was struggling with studies and also failed in a few assessment tests earlier in the year.

The CBI arrested the Class 11 student on Tuesday. In the CCTV footage, the boy was seen crawling out of a toilet, leaving a trail of blood behind.

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His family has now made a decision to go to court against Gurugram Police which had formed 14 Special Investigation Teams (SIT) to probe the sensational murder case. If reports are to be believed the school administration had called some of the leaders and senior police officers soon after the murder was reported.

Ryan murder: 'Juvenile left knife in toilet, called teachers'