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Ryan murder: After father's appeal, CBI starts probe

NEW DELHI: Barun Thakur was a relieved man on Friday after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday registered a case into the death of his seven-year-old Pradhyumn at Ryan International School in Gurugram.
The case was taken up on the request of the Haryana government and further notification from the Centre.
CBI officials on Friday night stated they have taken over investigation into the case, which was first registered at Bhondsi police station in Gurugram under Section 302 of Indian Penal Code, Section 25 of the Arms Act, Section 12 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and Section 75 of Juvenile Justice (JJ) Act r/w Section 34 of IPC.
The victim's family said they were satisfied to know that the case had gone to CBI. "We are hopeful that justice will be delivered," said a relative.
Earlier in the day, the devastated father had appealed to all concerned authorities to expedite the disposal of all formalities so as to refer the case to the CBI within 24 hours.
Addressing a press conference, Thakur said he would approach the Supreme Court if the CBI investigation could not be started in a time-bound manner.
"The school should not be opened because there are chances that someone destroys the evidence. CBI should visit the school first and collect details," said Thakur.
Thakur said he had sent three tweets, the first to the Prime Minister's Office, the second to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, and the third to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, expressing his emotions regarding his son's murder in the very school where he studied.
Talking to the Millennium Post, Thakur shared fond memories he had with his deceased son. He said he would reach home late at night from office. But Pradhyumn used to wait for him and would go to sleep only after playing with his father.
"I am fighting this battle for my son justice and also for the safety of other children. Such incidents should never happen to anyone," said Thakur.
Pradyuman relative Hare Ram Singh said that Pradhyumn was the bond who connected the extended family. "When he visited Jamshedpur, during Durga Puja he was very happy to visit pandals and mela. He was a brave kid and will be missed every second," said Hare Ram.
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