After the murder of a class 2 student in the school premises on September 8, Ryan International School’s branch at Bhondsi, Gurugram, reopened on Monday morning with 40 new CCTV cameras and a new security agency guarding its premises.
The body of Pradyuman, who was a student of class 2 was found with his throat slit in one of the toilets in the school post which the school bus conductor was arrested for allegedly killing the child with a knife when the deceased resisted the rape attempt.
The school reopened on Monday last week but was asked to shut down again. The case was given to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). A CBI team reached the premises of the school last week and began their probe after the orders of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
The incident sparked a lot of outrage among the parents and they began protesting outside the school premises demanding assurance from school management about the students’ safety after the murder of 7-year-old Pradyuman Thakur in the chain’s Gurugram branch.
Gurugram Police issued a notice to the school’s owners, asking them to appear for questioning. According to police, a notice was served to CEO Ryan Pinto, Managing Director Grace Pinto, and Founding Chairman Augustine Pinto. “A notice was served to them in Mumbai, and they have been asked to appear for interrogation on September 26, along with documents relevant to the probe,” said Sandeep Khirwar, Commissioner of Police.
The Pintos had applied for anticipatory bail in the High Court, but their plea was rejected.
The Central Bureau of Investigation is now in charge of the case after Pradyuman’s father, Varun Thakur, threatened to approach the Supreme Court if the agency did not start its investigation at the earliest in the ‘sensitive case’.