The CBI on Tuesday night reportedly detained a Class 11 student of the Ryan International school in connection with the murder of 7-year-old Pradyuman, a student of the same school. As per reports, the student was detained from his house in Sohna.

The twist has come exactly two months after the crime was committed and a bus conductor of the same school is already behind bars in this connection.

Pradyuman was murdered on September 8 inside the Ryan International School in Bhondsi area on the Sohna Road in Gurugram district of Haryana. He was found dead with his throat slit inside the school’s washroom within an hour after his father dropped him at school that morning.

Police had alleged that school bus conductor, Ashok Kumar, 42, killed him with a knife after the boy resisted an attempt to sodomise him. Kumar was arrested, and victim’s parents had been claiming that he was being made a scapegoat.

The case snowballed into a major national issue of safety and security of children in schools, with vociferous protests held by parents and activists outside Ryan schools in several states.

The case was later handed over to the CBI.