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Pradhuman murder case: CBI takes 3 accused into custody

SNS | New Delhi |

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken into custody the three accused, arrested by Haryana Police in the brutal murder of a Class 2 student at Ryan International School, Gurugram.

The spokesperson of the premier investigative agency, which has taken over the probe from Haryana Police informed that the three accused— bus conductor, Ashok Kumar, the school’s northern India head, Francis Thomas and coordinator and Human Resource (HR) head Jeyus Thomas have been taken into custody.

“The agency has taken custody of three accused, arrested by Haryana police, in Ryan school student killing case,” the spokesperson said.

A 12-member CBI team on Saturday arrived at Ryan International School in Bhondsi here to collect forensic evidence related to the death of seven-year old Pradhuman Thakur who was found dead in the school washroom on 8 September.

The action comes after the CBI on Friday registered a case under sections of murder, arms act, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and Juvenile Justice Act.

The Haryana government ordered a CBI inquiry into the killing of Pradhuman on September 15. Pradhuman was found dead with his throat slit inside the school’s washroom, within an hour after his father dropped him.

Police alleged that Ashok Kumar, 42, killed him with a knife after the boy resisted an attempt to sodomise him. However, Kumar’s parents and two other staffers claim he was being made a scapegoat.

(With inputs from agencies)