Ryan International Murder Case
8 September 2017 marked the news channels pouring down their reports on 7-year old Pradyuman’s murder in Ryan International School, Bhondsi (Gurgaon), Haryana. He was murdered on September 8 allegedly for defying a sexual assault by one of the school bus conductors, Ashok. Pradyuman was allegedly murdered by school bus conductor Ashok Kumar who, according to police, tried to sexually assault the boy. The probe has now been transferred to the CBI. Pradyuman was found murdered with his throat slit inside the washroom. The wound was 2 cm deep said the post-mortem report of Pradyuman. The report said that Pradyuman’s veins near the throat region and food pipe were found slashed. His windpipe too was damaged.
According to the postmortem report, Pradyuman sustained an 18 cm long wound a little over his neck which cut through his ears.
Haryana Police and Haryana CM
Elaborating on the negligence of security measures, the report said: “No attendant/maid was present at the toilet of the small children.
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The committee comprised Y. Arun Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, and Kailash Chand, Principal, Government Co-ed senior Secondary School, Preet Vihar. According to Ashok, he was forced to take responsibility of the crime. He now claims to have not committed the crime. He now accuses the higher authorities of Haryana Police and Ryan International to have framed him in the case. He has confided in his family with severe torture by the authorities to make him confess to the crime. Moving forward, he chooses to fight for ‘justice’.
After 7 days of repeated demand from the grieving parents, Haryana Chief Minister, M.L. Khattar visited the victim’s house and assured a CBI probe into the matter.
CBSE’ take on Pradyuman Murder Case
The Central Board of Secondary Education has issued a show-cause notice to the school on Saturday asking “why [its] provisional affiliation for a secondary and senior secondary level may not be withdrawn”.
The Board held the school responsible on seven counts in the notice. Wilful violation of the provisions of the affiliation by-laws. A report by a two-member fact-finding committee set up on September 9, stated that “the school has failed to discharge its responsibility to file the FIR. Neither did they tell the district education officer and CBSE.”
What was the fault of the parents who lost their kid to such a horrible mishap? What about those parents who have now inculcated fear in their own minds? Who is responsible for the death? The malignant School Authorities or the rule forming CBSE? These well-known institutions proved again that the Indian education system is deteriorating with time.
If such brutal death is not an awakening call for the parents and authorities, none will ever be.
(Inputs by Gehna Kundra)
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