The CBI has taken over the probe into the murder of Pradhuman
Thakur, a seven-year-old student of Ryan International School in Gurugram (Haryana).
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had on September 15 announced that the
state government had handed over the inquiry into the case to CBI.
CBI sources said, “The CBI has registered a case pertaining to the alleged murder of a seven year old boy, a student of
Class 2 in Ryan International School, Sohna Road, Gurugram on the request of Haryana
Government and further notification from the central government”. The agency has taken
over the investigation of the case which was earlier registered vide FIR No. 250 dated
September 8 at Police Station Bhondsi, Gurugram under section 302 of the Indian Penal
Code, 25 of Arms Act, 12 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act & 75
of Juvenile Justice (J.J.) Act r/w Section 34 of IPC, they added. A team of CBI officials along
with forensic experts will visit the school on Saturday and will also take statements of
Pradhuman’s parents, sources said.
Pradhuman was murdered on September 8 inside the Ryan International School. He was
found dead with his throat slit inside the school’s washroom within an hour after his
father dropped him at school that morning. Police alleged that school bus conductor,
Ashok Kumar, 42, killed him with a knife after the boy resisted an attempt to sodomise
him. The state police arrested the bus conductor. Two other officials of the school had
also been taken into custody.
Pradhuman’s father Barun Thakur on Friday told a press
conference here that he had appealed to the top leaders of the country to expedite the
CBI inquiry into the “sensitive matter”.