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Pradyuman killed by school senior: Murder case timeline

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday said that a 16-year-old student of Ryan International School in Bhondsi, Gurugram, who wanted to delay exams and a scheduled parent-teacher meeting is the prime accused in the murder of his schoolmate Pradyuman Thakur, a Class 2 student.

NOVEMBER 8

The CBI declares as prime suspect a Class 11 student who was earlier believed to be the first person to spot the body of Pradyuman. He will be produced before the Juvenile Justice board.

The CBI givs clean-chit to bus conductor Ashok Kumar.

NOVEMBER 7

CBI detains a Class 11 student of Ryan International School (Gurugram) in connection with the murder of seven-year-old Pradyuman of the same school on September 7.

OCTOBER 7

The Punjab and Haryana High Court gives relief to the Pinto family, the owners and trustees of Ryan International School, and stays their arrest till December 5 in the matter related to the murder of Pradhuman at the Gurugram branch of the school.

OCTOBER 5

The CBSE tells the Supreme Court that the death of Pradyuman could have been averted had the Gurugram school authorities discharged their duties and responsibilities.

OCTOBER 2

The suspended principal joins as a teacher at another school in Gurugram being run by the Ryan management.

SEPTEMBER 23

CBI took custody of accused bus conductor, who, as per the Haryana Police, killed the child after a failed bid to sodomise the victim.

A case under sections of murder, arms act, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and Juvenile Justice Act registered by CBI.

SEPTEMBER 15

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar hands over the case to CBI, after parents demand CBI probe.

SEPTEMBER 8

Haryana Police arrest bus conductor Ashok Kumar for the murder. Widespread protests follow as parents of the victim child claim he was being made a scapegoat. Parents demand a CBI probe.

Acting-principal of Ryan International school Neerja Batra removed by the management of the school.

A seven-year-old Pradyuman was found dead with his throat-slit in a washroom, of the Ryan International School in Bhondsi area on Sohna Road in Gurugram district, moments after being dropped at the school by his father.