Ryan School reopens tomorrow, Pradyuman's father fears evidence tampering

ANI | Updated: Sep 17, 2017 23:21 IST

Gurugram (Haryana) [India], Sept 17 (ANI): It got mired in a controversy after a 7-year-old student was found dead inside the premises, but now Ryan International School has decided to reopen its gates from Monday.

However, the father of the late student, Pradyuman, is not happy about it and fears that the evidence might end up getting tampered.

"Reopening of school without addressing security lapses poses threat to other children as well," Varun Thakur told ANI.

He further stated he doesn't want the school to reopen as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry hasn't started yet.

Earlier, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had promised for a CBI-led inquiry in this case.

The doctor, who conducted the post-mortem of the deceased student, said that there were no signs of sexual assault on his body.

The school's bus conductor, who was nabbed after the body of Pradyuman was found inside the toilet of the high-profile school, with his throat slit on September 8, following which the school's principal was suspended.

A Special Investigation Team (SIT), constituted to look into the murder case, had pointed out serious security lapses in the school.

The SIT averred that the school did not have any separate toilets for staff members like drivers and conductors, while adding that the administration even did not get their employees identification verified.

The report by the investigative team also highlighted that the CCTV cameras of the school were neither working properly, nor installed everywhere. Also, the fire extinguishers expired. It was also revealed that the school establishment had broken boundary walls.

The report further said that there were no separate toilets for conductors and drivers and the wall behind the school remained unfinished, which easily allowed anyone to enter the school premises without permission.

The report also added that a proper police verification of employees, working at Ryan International School, was not done by the school authorities.

Meanwhile, the transit anticipatory bail application of the CEO of Ryan International Group, Ryan Pinto, will be heard by the Bombay High Court. (ANI)