Gurugram Police send summons to Pinto family
GURUGRAM: Gurugram Police on Friday sent summons to the Pinto family, the trustees and founders of the Ryan Group of Institutions, asking them to appear before the district police on September 26.
The move comes after the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday had ordered that there was no restriction on the arrest of the Pintos. There is a possibility that under Section 75 of Juvenile Justice Act would be slapped on them; if convicted under this act, they could be sentenced to a maximum punishment of 10 years.
There have been massive protests by parents and activists over fixing accountability of the school management. The protestors claim that the negligence of the authorities resulted in the murder of seven-year-old Pradhyumn in the washroom of Ryan International School in Bhondsi. The anger against the Pintos has further heightened as the case has become complicated with each passing day.
Though Gurugram police have arrested Ashok, a bus conductor who confessed to killing Pradhyumn by slitting his throat, the deceased's father Barun seems dissatisfied with the process.
Commenting on the case, Barun highlighted that there is more than what meets the eye and there may be possibility of a big cover up.
After an official report by the Special Investigation Team formed by the Deputy Commissioner's Office indicted the school of glaring lapses, the law enforcement officials acted also acted against the Ryan International office bearers.
Two senior officials, namely regional head Francis Thomas and human resources head Jeyus Thomas had been arrested.
The two were arrested on September 11 and have been in jail ever since as their bail plea was rejected by a court.
Taking note of the growing anger, Ryan Pinto, CEO of Ryan Group of Institutions, posted a video message highlighting that they were falsely victimised. However, it did not do much to placate the anger of protesting parents.