Ryan student death: Police to file chargesheet in 7 days; accused bus conductor sent to 3-day custody

Gurugram: The Gurugram Police on Saturday assured a speedy and fair probe into the Ryan International School student’s death and said that the chargesheet will be filed within seven days.

Gurugram District police commissioner Sandeep Khirwar said this while addressing a press conference where he further announced that a three-member panel is vetting the school safety.

The school bus conductor, who is accused of murdering the class 2 student, has been sent to three-day police custody.

“The accused, Ashok Kumar, is currently being interrogated,” the Gurugram top cop said.

“A committee has been formed to adjudge loopholes in security arrangement, report of which is expected on Monday. We are gathering proof in the case. Further action will be taken on the basis of the report that will be filed on Monday,” he said.

The Gurugram top cop added further that the affiliation of the security agency, that the school was using, has been cancelled. “The affiliation of the security agency has been cancelled,” he said.

“We will try to file charge sheet in the court within seven days and will solve the matter on fast track basis. We will wrap the case within a week,” he said adding further that a three-member panel will probe the case.

As per a report, random checking of schools will take place and all Gurugram schools have been asked to give security audits in 15 days.

In an another development, the Sohna and Gurgaon Bar associations have signed resolutions refusing to defend the accused.

Meanwhile, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar expressed his condolence on the student’s death. “It was a sad incident and a heinous crime. The administration has nabbed the suspect. I have directed authorities to complete formalities within seven days,” the Chief Minister said.

“Once we get the report. However, if we don’t get the facts clear, we are ready for any kind of probe,” CM Khattar told ANI on demand of high profile probe by victim’s family.

The body of the seven-year-old student, with his throat slit, was found inside the toilet of the school located at Bhondsi in Gurugram on Friday. Hours after the incident, the Gurugram Police confirmed that the accused bus conductor, who was arrested also tried to sexually assault the child before killing him.