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Gurgaon boy murder case: School gardener detained

Gurgaon, Sep 14 (PTI): The Gurgaon Police has detained the Ryan International School gardener and key witness in the school boy murder case, Harpal Singh and is likely to arrests some more persons in connection with the case, a senior SIT officer said.

The Gurgaon Police's Special Investigation Team (SIT) detained the gardener yesterday. "The SIT does not want to leave out a single piece of evidence which can be important and work as a key breakthrough for us to solve this case. With three days left for submission of charge sheet in court, we have got possible positive leads against the accused school bus conductor Ashok Kumar," a senior SIT officer told PTI.

SIT teams yesterday searched the school here for clues to the crime while a CBSE panel also inspected the premises to examine loopholes in security arrangements. Besides Harpal Singh, the SIT has questioned 17 persons including section inchage-Anju

Dudeja, suspended acting principal-Neerja Batra, former principal Rakhi Verma, bus driver Saurabh Raghav, bus contractor Harkesh Pradhan and eight security guards. The officer said questioning of all suspects who are on the police radar whether it is the suspended school principal, senior management officials, or staff members, is being conducted.

"Some more arrests are likely to be made," he said. The seven-year-old boy was found with his throat slit in the washroom of the school on Friday last.


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  • H Kunder, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Apart from child abuse there seems to be no other reason to kill the child.

    If this is not a case of child abuse then I think this is a great conspiracy of the rivals to defame the name of the school.

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  • Peter, mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Points to be noted:

    1. "The boy reached the school hardly an hour before he was found dead"

    2. "A knife, presumably the murder weapon, was found near the body"

    3. "The boy's father, Varun Thakur, who works as a quality manager with a private firm"

    4. "No Sexual assault " as per Autopsy report.

    With the above in mind, it clearly indicates some criminal conspiracy to defame the school name. Also there is every possibility that, due to some personal rivalry with the child's father Mr. Thakur, as he is a Quality manager, this murder might have taken place as a revenge. Conductor may be a simple scapegoat.

    Having said that, it does not mean, I am clearing school authorities / management from child's murder. Guilty must be punished.

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  • AnoNymouS, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    It looks like attempted abuse. And when the child tried to raise an alarm or even out of fear of being exposed, the conductor might have slit the throat of the child. Your conspiracy theory is letting the main accused off without a hook (Who has already confessed to his crime as mentioned in another website)!

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    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Why should criminals like these be jailed and fed at our expense? I don't support that our tax money be used to feed and keep alive such ppl.

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