Ryan International School murder: Regional chief, HR head of group arrested in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, Sep 11: Two top officials of Ryan International School Group have been arrested in connection with the murder of an eight-year-old class 2 boy by a bus conductor of the group’s school in Gurgaon.

 

Francis Thomas, regional head of the group, and HR head Jeyus Thomas were arrested on Sunday night and booked under section 75 of the Juvenile Justice Act. Police will produce them at the Sohna court on Monday.

The two were arrested following pressure by protesting parents and opposition to act against the school for alleged lapses, which led to the murder of the class 2 student in the school toilet on Friday.

Police had on Friday night arrested the accused, Ashok Kumar, a 42-year-old bus conductor. However, parents and others demanded action against school authorities, especially after police revealed that Kumar was fired from a private school in his village Ghamroj because of his suspicious behaviour.

Section 75 of the JJ Act deals with cruelty and crime against children under custody of someone and invites punishment of 5-10 years.

Police also suspended inspector Arun Kumar, the SHO Sohna Sadar police station, in connection with the baton-charge on protesters which left several media persons injured and drew strong criticism from the opposition.

Gurgaon police spokesperson said the SHO was suspended after probe found that baton-charge was uncalled for and could have been avoided.

Haryana education minister Ram Bilas Sharma on Sunday said action was being initiated against the school under section 75 of the Juvenile Justice Act and more sections could be added after the government received a report by three-member committee on loopholes on the part of the school on Monday.

Source Hindustan Times