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Gurugram schoolboy murder: Probe to be concluded in 7 days, say police

9 September, 2017 11:49 AM
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Gurugram schoolboy murder: Probe to be concluded in 7 days, say police

Investigations into the gruesome murder of a seven-year-old boy at the Ryan International School here will be concluded in seven days, the Gurgaon police said today.

GURUGRAM: Investigations into the gruesome murder+ of a seven-year-old boy at the Ryan International School here will be concluded in seven days, the Gurgaon police said on Saturday.

Meanwhile, CBSE has set up a two-member fact-finding committee to enquire into the death of the Class 2 student.

At a press conference here, Gurugram police commissioner Sandeep Khirwar also said that a three-member committee, which is also probing whether the school followed the safety and security norms, would submit a report on Monday.

The police have already arrested school bus conductor Ashok Kumar in connection with crime, that triggered widespread furore.

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Khirwar said that Kumar had already confessed to his role in the crime and added that it would be examined if there were others involved.

"We will conclude the investigation into the case in seven days," he said.

Efforts would be made that a fast-track court conducts the trial and added that the intent would be to secure maximum possible punishment, he said.

Police officials said that a committee comprising the district education officer, block education officer and an officer of the women and child development department would submit a report on whether the school followed security norms.

That report is expected on Monday and assured that action will be taken on its findings, Khirwar said.

Officials said that it will also be examined whether other schools in the district were following the security norms.

The acting principal of the Ryan International School was on Saturday suspended and all the security staff were removed, after the seven-year-old boy was found dead with his throat slit inside a washroom, police officials said.

Angry locals gathered outside the school premises on Saturday morning and protested for over two hours demanding a CBI probe into the murder.

The boy's father, Varun Thakur, who works as a quality manager with a private firm in Gurugram, had accused the school administration of negligence.

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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