Khattar announces CBI probe into Pradyuman’s murder

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 16 Sep 2017 10:40:39


GURUGRAM/CHANDIGARH,

Sept 15,

(IANS),

HARYANA Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday said the CBI will probe the brutal murder of seven-year-old student Pradyuman Thakur. Khattar also announced the Government was taking over the administration of Ryan International School in Gurugram where Pradyuman studied.

Briefing the media after visiting Pradyuman’s distraught family in Gurugram, Khattar said: “The investigation into the murder, being done by the Haryana Police, will now be done by the CBI.” He said the Gurugram administration will take over the school for three months. Pradyuman, a class 2 student, was found with his throat slit in a washroom of the school on September 8. A conductor of the school bus was arrested for the crime.

SC notice to Centre, States on plea over safety of students:

A PLEA seeking framing of “non-negotiable” child safety conditions and implementation of guidelines to protect school children from sexual abuse and murder on Friday prompted the Supreme Court to seek responses from the Centre and all State Governments.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud issued notices and sought the responses within three weeks from the Union Human Resources Ministry and all State Governments and Union Territories on the plea filed by two women lawyers, Abha R Sharma and Sangeeta Bharti.

The top court tagged the plea of the lawyers along with the petition filed by the father of seven-year-old Pradyuman, who was killed allegedly by a bus conductor at Gurgaon’s Ryan International School. The Supreme Court will also hear on Monday the plea of a man, whose 9-year-old son died last month allegedly under mysterious circumstances in a private school in Ghaziabad, seeking a CBI probe in the case.