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Pradyuman murder case: Accused teen sent to juvenile home for 14 days

SNS | New Delhi |

The Class 11 student of Ryan International School in Bhondsi, accused of murdering Class 2 student of Pradyuman Thakur of the same school, was sent to juvenile home for 14 days by the the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) on Wednesday.

On 8 September, Class II student Pradyuman Thakur was found with his throat slit in a bathroom of Ryan International School.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) also moved an application before the board seeking fingerprints of the juvenile delinquent. The arguments on fingerprints will take place on November 29.

On Tuesday, the Gurugram District Court granted bail to Ashok Kumar, the bus conductor who was initially accused of murdering Class 2 student of Ryan International School in Gurugram’s Bhondsi area.

In a separate judgement, Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday granted conditional anticipatory bail to the Pinto family, owners of Ryan International schools, in the Pradyuman murder case.

Justice Surender Gupta directed the Pinto family to join investigations in the case. The court barred them from leaving the country without permission.

In the previous hearing, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had opposed the bail pleas of Ryan owners Augustine and Grace Pinto and group CEO Ryan Pinto.

On Tuesday, the CBI summoned a relative of bus conductor Ashok Kumar on Tuesday. Kumar was arrested by the Haryana Police for murdering Class II student, Pradyuman Thakur, of Ryan International school in Bhondsi area of Gurugram.

Earlier, CBI had made prima facie assertions that Ryan Augustine Pinto, chief executive officer (CEO) of Ryan group of Institution, may be involved in the in abetment or in a conspiracy behind the murder of seven-year-old student Pradyuman.

The CBI said in Punjab and Haryana Court on Saturday that “Possibility of him ( Ryan Pinto ) being member of the conspiracy behind murder of master Pradyumn in the washroom of Ryan International school, Bhondi, Gurugram on September 8 and its abetment, destruction of the evidence by him cannot be ruled out.”

Damage and removal of evidence cannot be disregarded, said CBI.

The Supreme Court issued notices to the Pintos and the CBI on October 13. The apex court later asked the Punjab and Haryana High Court to decide on the bail pleas of Pintos within 10 days, or November 16.

(With agency inputs)