Describing the murder of a seven-year-old student at Ryan International School, Gurugram, as ‘unfortunate’ and ‘heinous’ crime, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday directed the district administration to submit a challan in the case within seven days.

Speaking to reporters in New Delhi, the CM said the district administration has arrested the conductor for the murder and the police have taken three-day remand of the accused.

Khattar directed the administration to complete all the formalities and submit a challan within seven days.

The court would be urged to give severe punishment to the accused, he said. Reports have been sought on the shortcomings of the school authorities and from the District Education Officer and Block Education Officer.

The school management has suspended the Principal. It is also in the process of changing the security agency.

If any negligence is found, action will be taken, the CM added.

In reply to a question, Khattar said the Additional Chief Secretary, School Education, had been directed to ensure arrangement of safety and CCTVs in schools, and a circular would also be issued in this regard.

Asked to comment on the level of investigations, he said high level investigation was not required if all facts were clearly presented. If it is found that facts have been hidden in any way, every kind of investigation would be conducted, the CM said.

“My sympathies are with the parents of Pardyuman who have lost their son”, the CM said conveying his condolences to the bereaved family and said.