SC to hear plea of boy’s father in Ryan International School murder case


4-1911-5The Supreme Court on September 11 will hear the petition of Varun Thakur, father of a seven-year-old boy who was killed inside Ryan International School near Gurgaon on September 8. Thakur is seeking a CBI or a SIT probe into the gruesome murder of the child.

Though the police have already arrested 42-year-old school’s bus conductors, Ashok Kumar, who allegedly killed the boy while trying to sexually abuse him but the parents are not satisfied with the investigation and think that the murder was pre-planned.

The bench comprised of Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud was told by Thakur’s counsel, that they were in the process of filing petition with the apex court registry.

ryan school protestThe Supreme Court also agreed to hear a separate PIL, which has raised the issue of lack of safety measures in private schools across the country.

Hundreds of angry parents protested on September 10 to demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the matter. While former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda also echoed the same, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar also said the government is not averse to recommending the probe by premier investigating agency.

Police arrest school’s bus conductors, Ashok Kumar.

The matter was mentioned before a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra which said the plea would be heard today subject to clearance by the apex court registry.

The father, who is also going to seek police protection, accused the school management, which is already under fire for the murder and for not following the norms.

During the probe, it has been found that around 40 drivers, conductors, and other adult staff, shared toilets with students.

The parents have also demanded to scrap the affiliation of the school for failing to comply with the guidelines.