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SC to hear plea on ensuring safety of school students

SNS | New Delhi |

In wake of the brutal murder of a seven-year-old student in Gurgaon’s Ryan International School, the Supreme Court will on Friday hear a plea seeking implementation of existing guidelines to ensure security of children in schools across the nation.

The plea filed by two women lawyers will be heard by a bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Amitava Roy and AM Khanwilkar. The bench has already issued notice on a similar plea filed by Varun Thakur, father of the deceased child.

The lawyers have suggested that some additional guidelines were needed to ensure that the schools are held responsible for the safety of children from the moment they enter a school bus.

On Monday, the court issued notice to the Centre, Haryana Police, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the CBI on a plea filed by the father of the child seeking a CBI probe into the matter.

A Class 2 student was found dead on the morning of 8 September after his throat was slit with a sharp-edged weapon. The murder was allegedly committed by 42-year-old bus conductor Ashok Kumar inside the toilet as the boy resisted a bid to sodomise him.