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7-Year-Old Ryan International School Boy Was Not Sexually Assaulted, According To Post-Mortem Report

Eye-witness claims the accused carried the injured boy to a car to be shifted to a hospital on the orders of two teachers.

13/09/2017 9:02 AM IST | Updated 13/09/2017 9:09 AM IST
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Ryan International School student murder accused Ashok Kumar sent tot Jail, to be produced before a special court, on September 12, 2017 in Gurgaon.

The seven-year-old boy, found murdered inside the Ryan International school, was not sexually assaulted. He died of excessive bleeding, the doctor who conducted the post-mortem has said.

In a related development, the Bombay High Court granted interim protection from arrest to Ryan International Group's founding chairman Augustine Pinto and his wife and managing director Grace till tomorrow in connection with the murder.

The school, where the boy studied, is run by the group in Gurgaon.

Group CEO Ryan Pinto filed an anticipatory bail application in the high court, their lawyer said.

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Ryan International School student murder accused Ashok Kumar sent tot Jail, to be produced before a special court, on September 12, 2017 in Gurgaon, India.

Dr Deepak Mathur, who conducted the post mortem, also said there were two cuts on the boy's body and a nerve was slashed due to which he could not cry for help when he was attacked.

"The second point that came out in the report is that the child died due to excessive bleeding. There was no sexual assault on the minor and no semen marks were found on his school dress," he said.

A fact-finding three member committee, constituted by the Gurgaon district administration, submitted its report to District Commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh.

"The committee has detected lapses on the part of the school such as broken window, ill-equipped fire extinguishers, common toilets, no police verification of conductors and drivers and other ground staff, broken boundary wall and low quality CCTV without having wide-angle facilities, students' toilets without guard," Singh told PTI.

The Accused Carried The Bleeding Boy Out

Meanwhile, police recorded statements of two students in connection with the murder of their schoolmate.

"The SIT recorded statements of two students who went to change their Taekwondo dress inside the toilet at the time of the crime. The team is also questioning the suspended school principal Neerja Batra and two other female teachers," a senior police officer said.

Schoolbus conductor Ashok Kumar, who is accused of slitting the boy's throat with a knife, was sent to judicial custody till 17 September.

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Security Personals at a Ryan International School student, on September 12, 2017 in Gurgaon, India.

As police are working to crack the case, Subhash Garg, a businessman, claimed the conductor carried the injured boy to a car to be shifted to a hospital on the orders of two teachers.

Garg said he had gone to deposit his son's fees on Friday and was standing at the main reception in the school when he heard some commotion.

"I saw two female teachers and two students were following an injured student who was being carried by Ashok Kumar. One of the teachers was weeping at that moment. She ordered Kumar to place him at the rear seat of the car," Garg told PTI.

Blood Stains All Over The Place

"There were also blood stains spread all over the place in a small toilet at the ground floor of the school building.

There were blood stains on Kumar's shirt which may be due to the fact that he was carrying the boy," he claimed.

He further claimed that Kumar was behaving normally which is a rare thing for someone who has committed a crime, adding he recorded 1.14 minute video.

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Barun Chand Thakur, father of Pradhuman Thakur, talking to media at the Supreme Court on September 11, 2017 in New Delhi, India.

The school bus' driver Saurabh Raghav claimed Kumar was made a scapegoat by the school teachers.

The matter of safety of children in schools was also taken up in the Supreme Court which agreed to hear a plea of two women lawyers seeking framing of "non-negotiable" child safety conditions and implementation of existing guidelines to protect school-going children from offences like sexual abuse and murder across the country.

The plea which also sought cancellation of licences and forfeiture of state grants of erring schools will be heard by the court along with the petition filed yesterday by the father of boy.

Union ministers Maneka Gandhi and Prakash Javadekar will hold a high-level meeting today to develop a protocol for educational institutions to ensure safety of students following incidents of child sexual abuse in schools.

Officials of the ministries of women and child development and human resource development as well as representative of the National Commission of Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), CBSE, NCERT, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan will be a part of this meeting.

SIT Team Recreates Crime Sequence

Meanwhile, the special investigation team of Gurgaon Police, which is probing the gruesome murder, took accused bus conductor to the spot and tried to recreate the sequence of crime, the police said.

The 14 SIT teams reached the school in Bhondsi and collected evidence, with the help of experts from state forensic lab, from the washroom where the Class 2 student was found murdered.

"The team visited the spot at around 9:30 am and probed till 1:30 pm. During the five-hour-long probe, the SIT photographed all the crime scene, collected samples for forensic analysis and finger prints also and tried to scientifically analyse all possible angles of crime, a senior police officer told PTI.

The SIT team questioned the school staff, including the sweeper who allegedly cleaned the blood stains from the floor, and the teachers, he said, adding that it also looked for evidence on the ground near broken windows of the toilet and the school's broken boundary wall.

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After the brutal murder of a seven-year-old at Ryan International School in Gurugram, panicked parents gathered outside the Ryan International School at Mayur Vihar Phase III to met the principal and submitted a list of demands, including police verification for all staff members and for all future appointments on September 12, 2017 in New Delhi, India.

"The team examined the crime scene for nearly one hour with Ashok Kumar and at the suspected places to recreate the sequence of crime to clarify any fact and evidence to include them to make the charge sheet strong," the officer added.

Meanwhile, leaders from various political party visited the house of deceased student in Maruti Kunj colony at Bhondsi and expressed their condolences to the family members.

Congress leader Ashok Tanwar, Member of Parliament Sharad Yadav, Swaraj India leaders delegation visited the grieving family.

"We demanded CBI probe. All India is standing with the family members in this hour of grief. We demand proper security arrangement in all Haryana s school so that no other child becomes a victim.

"Swaraj India family and our leader Yogendra Yadav is with deceased father, Varun Thakur. Yadav would visit the family soon. We demand strict action be taken against school management," Swaraj India, Haryana General Secretary, Deepak Lamba told PTI.

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