Gurgaon: 7 yrs old boy brutally murdered, School bus conductor slit his throat when he foiled rape attempt

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Ashok Kumar, 42, killed 7 years old school boy by slitting his throat after he raised alarm while being sexually assaulted, police arrested him today

Gurgaon: In a bizarre and shocking incident, 7-year-old student was brutally murdered inside the washroom of the Gurgaon-based Ryan International School by bus conductor, he confessed  that he murdered him because he objected to having sex with him.

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Ashok Kumar, 42, is a resident of Ghamroj village in Gurgaon and has been working with Ryan International School for the past eight months.

Kumar confessed that he found the 7-year-old alone in the washroom, that encouraged him to attempt sexual assault. However, when the boy tired to escape, Kumar pulled him in the washroom and slit his throat.

Angry parents and locals gathered outside the school premises in the morning and staged protest for over two hours demanding a CBI probe into the gruesome murder while expressing their displeasure over the investigation being carried out by the Gurgaon Police.School bus conductor Ashok was arrested and allegedly confessed to the crime.

He slit the boy’s throat after the child resisted his attempts to sexually assault him.. The Boy’s father, Varun Thakur, who works as a quality manager with a private firm in Gurgaon, had accused the school administration of negligence. In a statement to ANI on Friday, Varun Thakur had said: “If children are murdered in schools, then on what belief can we leave them for 8 hours? ”

The brutal murder in the upmarket Gurgaon school evoked widespread horror , prompting the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to visit the school and the hospital where the child was taken.The apex body for child rights recommended that a case of negligence be registered against the management of the school.

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“We have told the police that a case of negligence be registered against the school management as we have found that the school did not undertake police verification of teaching and non-teaching staff,” said Priyank Kanoongo, Member NCP .

Also Just minutes after seeking a report from Ryan International School, CBSE formed a probe panel. “If the school administration is held responsible, its CBSE affiliation might get cancelled,” said Upendra Kushwaha, MoS HRD ministry. “School has been asked to send a report along with FIR filed in this case with in two days and a fact finding committee has been set up to enquire into the matter in detail and to submit report at the earliest,” CBSE told Newsreporters .

At a press conference, Gurugram police commissioner Sandeep Khirwar also said that a three member committee, which is also probing whether the school followed the safety and security norms, would submit a report on Monday. Police officials said that a committee comprising the district education officer, block education officer and an officer of the women and child development department would submit a report on whether the school followed security norms.

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar orders speedy probe within a week and strict action against the perpetrators .

After the gruesome murder of a seven year old student in Ryan International school, Gurugram Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar says strictest action will be taken against whoever is found guilty. A three member committee is formed to investigate and probe will be completed within seven days.

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that he has asked for a report and if lapses are found, appropriate action will be taken. He further said that he has appealed to the court to give the verdict as soon as possible.

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Lawyers and Members of Bar Association of Sohna decide not to appear on behalf of accused in Ryan International School murder case.

Meanwhile, Uttarakhand police orders schools to verify staff after reports that Ryan International School did not undertake verification of teaching and non-teaching staff, the Uttarakhand police has issued an advisory to management of all schools to carry out verification of all staff members. The school authorities have also been instructed to install CCTV cameras and keep the recording of people entering the school.

With PTI inputs

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