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Ryan student's father wants CBI probe; Govt not averse to his demand

Gurugram: Barun Thakur, father of 7-year –old Pradhyuman Thakur who was brutally murdered within the premises of his school reiterated his demand for a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation. His plea came a day after the Gurugram police asserted that they will complete the investigation and file the charge sheet in 7 days. At a time when other parents are emotionally charged, the bereaved father requested protesters to maintain calm and let law enforcement officials carry out their duty.
The Haryana government on Sunday said it was not averse to ordering a CBI probe into the killing of a seven-year-old boy at Ryan International School and has asked the Gurgaon Police to book the school owner under the Juvenile Justice Act.
Education minister Ram Bilas Sharma also said that there have been lapses on part of the school administration.
"We accept negligence on part of the Ryan International School but the school cannot be derecognised as the future of 1200 students is at stake," Sharma said.
"We have directed the Gurgaon Police to book the owner of Ryan International School, Albert Pinto under section 75 Juvenile Justice (care and punishment act) Act 15 for punishment for cruelty to child meted out by the custodian in the charge sheet to be submitted to the court within 7 days.
"Some loopholes in the security are visible in the case and the toilet window was also found broken from inside," Sharma said.
Protests by parents and locals outside Ryan International School took a violent turn on Sunday, as the agitating mob set ablaze a liquor shop in the school's vicinity. Police used batons to control the mob and detained 20 protestors.
The protestors alleged that school drivers and conductors often consume alcohol from the liquor shop in their free time. Accused Ashok Kumar worked as a bus conductor of the school.
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