New Delhi, Nov 15: The Pradyuman Thakur murder case has been witnessing sensational twists and turns regularly and adding to the list is a latest claim by the father of Class 2 student who was murdered inside Gurugram’s Ryan International School.
Varun Thakur has revealed that a Haryana minister had asked him not to push for a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the murder of his 7-year-old son Pradyuman who was found in a pool of blood with his throat slit inside the school washroom on September 8.
Varun Thakur said Haryana Minister Rao Narbir Singh tried to dissuade him from seeking a CBI probe into the murder case. Pradyuman’s father said the minister told him that the CBI would take years to solve the case and that the Haryana Police was the best authority to investigate the matter. (Also Read: Pradyuman Murder: Obvious Clues Missed, CBI Calls Gurugram Cops For ‘Discussion’)
Rao has denied dissuading Pradyuman’s family from asking for a probe by CBI. Rao said he had suggested that Gurugram Police should be allowed to complete its investigation and depending on the result the government will take a call on referring the matter to the central agency.
“I had just said that no government can recommend CBI inquiry on same day of incident. I told victim family let the police probe for a week or so if you are not satisfied then will recommend (the case to) CBI,” Rao Narbir Singh said.
I had just said that no Govt can recommend CBI inquiry on same day of incident, I told victim family let Police probe for a week or so if you are not satisfied then will recommend CBI: Rao Narbir Singh,Haryana Minister #PradyumanMurderCase pic.twitter.com/GdZMe6d77i
The Gurugram Police had arrested school bus conductor Ashok within hours of the crime and claimed that he was present inside the washroom when the murder took place. The police even presented the knife used in the crime.
However, turning the case on its head, the CBI, detained a Class 11 student claiming that it has ample evidence to prove that he was involved in the crime. According to the central agency, the student was weak in studies and he allegedly attacked Pradyuman to get the upcoming exams and parent-teacher meeting (PTM) postponed.
The CBI said the juvenile student has confessed to his crime. However, in yet another twist, the Class 11 student told Gurugram’s Child Protection and Welfare Officer (CPWO) Reenu Saini that CBI sleuths threatened to kill his younger brother if he continues to deny hand in Pradyuman’s murder.
According to sources, the Class 11 student’s version of the development on the day the crime took place was completely different from what the CBI’s theory that it has been presenting before the media. (Also Read: Pradyuman Thakur Murder Case: We Erred, Didn’t Watch CCTV Footage Carefully, Admits Haryana Police)
“CBI officials threatened me that if I don’ confess to murdering Pradyuman, they will kill my brother. I love my brother…I can’t see him dying,” the accused juvenile reportedly told Saini.
The father of the Class 11 student has been maintaining that his son was innocent and being tortured.
“My son is being tortured, he was hung upside down and brutally thrashed. He is completely innocent,” he told reporters. “Only one PTM had happened till now and all teachers had praised my son’s performance and behaviour. I have his marksheets,” the father of the accused student told media.