The case was later handed over to the CBI, who gave a clean chit to Ashok and held a class 11 student responsible for the murder.
Gurugram: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday summoned three Gurgaon police officials in connection with the Ryan International School murder case. The three officials were part of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) that was formed for questioning.
Pradyuman, a student of Ryan International School, was found in a pool of blood, with his throat slit, on the school premises on September 8 last year. Following his death, the Gurgaon police arrested the bus conductor on the charges of murder.
The case was later handed over to the CBI, who gave a clean chit to Ashok and held a class 11 student responsible for the murder. In February, a Child Special Court also acquitted bus conductor Ashok Kumar.
Earlier on November last year, the CBI said the investigation into Ryan International School student Pradyumn Thakur’s murder has revealed illegality and destruction of evidence by the Gurgaon police. Former CBI director A.P. Singh said that criminal action will be taken against local police in cases of criminal liability. After facing pressure from all fronts, the Haryana police had earlier accepted that they botched the probe into the murder in the school bathroom. The CBI has taken over the investigation, and named a Class 11 student of the same school as the prime accused based on CCTV footage.
According to some media reports, Gurgaon police commissioner Sandeep Khirwar summoned the initial investigating team, which had pinned the murder on a bus conductor of the school, Ashok Kumar, and alleged he was a paedophile who had attempted to sexually assault Pradyumn. It was in this meeting that the cops admitted that they had made mistakes.
Khirwar pulled up the cops for the mess they made of the probe and demanded an extensive inquiry on the matter, including the exact details of the police officers who monitored the CCTV footage.