More shocking details continue to emerge from the murder of a 7-year-old boy inside a posh Gurgaon school on 8 September. CCTV footage that captured the last moments of the Ryan International School student suggests that the second grader had tried to crawl out of the bathroom with his throat slit, NDTV reported. But since the knife blow severed his wind pipe, he could not scream.
The heartbreaking and gruesome details of the case have shaken up parents of young children and school authorities everywhere — leading to a clamour for a CBI probe and a thorough review of school security.
According to NDTV, the boy entered the washroom on the morning of the fateful day. A few minutes later, accused bus conductor Ashok Kumar entered the same bathroom. However, there are several conflicting accounts in the case. HuffPost India reported that the SIT probe has revealed that Kumar was already there inside the bathroom and there might have been an accomplice.
The bleeding is seen in the CCTV footage crawling out and collapsing near the door of the washroom.
The police believe Kumar had tried to sexually assault the boy and killed him when he resisted. However his post mortem report has ruled out sexual assault.
Incidentally, it was Kumar who carried the boy to the car to be taken to the hospital and stained his own shirt in the process. The police claim to have a confession from him. Meanwhile, Senior advocate K.T.S. Tulsi, who is representing Ryan International School moved Supreme Court seeking transfer of the case to Delhi's Saket court, alleging the bar has restrained lawyers from representing the accused in the case.
Yesterday, a group of cyber hackers called 'Team Kerala Cyber Warriors' hacked into the school's website and put up a tribute to the murdered child. "You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten," the message read.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked 19,500 affiliated schools to put all their employees through a psychometric evaluation, the Telegraph reported.
Up for review are 10 lakh employees — teachers spread over 26 countries — if the board clears the move, the report said.