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Ryan student murder: SIT findings reveal glaring gaps in security

Demonstrators protest outside Ryan International School as they demand action against the school, in Gurugram on September 10. Photograph: (PTI)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 10, 2017, 07.03 AM (IST)

The findings of a Special Investigation Team probing the murder of a seven-year-old schoolboy inside the premises of Gurgaon's Ryan International School have revealed a gaps in the security network across the school.

The SIT findings made public on Sunday revealed that CCTV cameras were not installed everywhere and were faulty. They also reveal that there was no police verification of employees, ANI reported.

The findings have further pointed out to a broken boundary wall, lack of separate toilet for staff, and an expired fire extinguisher.

Gurugram Commissioner of Police Sandeep Khirwar said that section 75 of Juvenile Justice Act has been invoked in the murder case and that anyone found guilty will be booked under relevant sections.

Earlier on Saturday, protests outside the school turned violent after agitators set on fire a liquor shop close to the school after the death of a seven-year-old boy inside the school premises.

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Police resorted to lathi charging on the people who were protesting over the death of 7-year-old Pradyuman. 

Reporters from ANI were injured and their vehicle was damaged in lathicharge by the police on protesters.

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Hundreds of people stage a demonstration outside the Ryan International School here demanding a CBI probe into the murder of a seven-year-old school boy and set afire a liquor shop near the school.

The Haryana government said it was not averse to recommending a CBI probe into the murder and has asked the Gurgaon Police to book the school owner under the juvenile justice law.

Agitated parents demanded that the school authorities should also be booked for the murder of the boy. 

"We accept negligence on part of the Ryan International School but the school cannot be derecognised as the future of 1200 students is at stake," Education minister Ram Bilas Sharma said.

"We have directed the Gurgaon Police to book the owner of Ryan International School, Albert Pinto under section 75 Juvenile Justice (care and punishment act) Act 15 for punishment for cruelty to child meted out by the custodian in the charge sheet to be submitted in the court within 7 days," he added.

The Haryana education minister also made it clear that school management has to take responsibility for the safety and security of children.

The principal of the school has been suspended.

The Central Board of School Education (CBSE) has formed a two-member fact finding committee to investigate whether the death occurred due to negligence on part of the school authorities.

The police has arrested the conductor of a school bus who confessed that he killed the boy.

 

 

 

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