Pradyuman murder case: Haryana govt orders CBI probe

Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar visited Praduman's home on Friday to speak with his family

Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar visited Praduman's home on Friday to speak with his family

Khattar added that the state would take over the administration of the school for three months.

Pradyuman's father Varun Thakur, after hearing the Haryana Chief Minister's announcement said that he was glad that the sensitivity this case deserved has been shown.

Speaking to the media after visiting Pradyuman's distraught family, Khattar said, "Investigation into the murder, being done by the Haryana Police, will now be carried out by the CBI". The child's parents had been demanding that the investigation be handed over to the CBI since they believed that the murder was planned. The Chief Minister, who met the family members of seven-year-old Class 2 student Pradyuman, assured that culprits will be brought to book and justice will be done.

The doctor who performed the post-mortem had confirmed that Pradyuman had been murdered but ruled out sexual assault. They also accused the school management of negligence.

"The Haryana Police has been properly conducting a probe into this case".

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"In future, the schools should ensure that such incidents did not occur in their premises", he said. According to the police, Kumar has confessed to the crime during interrogation.

Three trustees of Ryan International School group filed an anticipatory bail plea in the Bombay High Court, which the court has dismissed.

The Haryana government has taken into consideration the concerns of the bereaved parents and now hopes that the case will be resolved soon.

There would be proper attendance, reporting of absentees and compulsory ID cards for staff and students while special attention would be paid to accident and abuse-prone areas inside schools, he said. The SIT probe found shocking laxity on the part of the school regarding security and safety of the children. On being asked whether action would be taken against the school authorities, the CM said it would be based upon the probe findings.

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