Gurgaon, Nov 22 (PTI) Schoolbus conductor Ashok Kumar, who was arrested in connection with the killing of seven- year-old Pradhuman Thakur, was released from jail today, a day after a Gurgaon court granted him bail.

After he was freed from the Bhondsi jail, Kumar went straight to his house in Ghambroj village in Sohna.

He was accompanied by his lawyer Mohit Verma and family members.

The family did not allow the media to talk to Kumar.

Residents and the head of the village reportedly helped Kumar’s father Amirchand collect a bail bond of Rs 50,000.

Verma had filed the bail application for Kumar after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested a 16-year-old school student of Ryan International on charges of killing his junior.

Pradhuman was found with his throat slit in the toilet of the school in Bhondsi, Gurgaon, on September 8.

Kumar, who was arrested by the Gurgaon SIT, has not got a clean chit from the CBI.

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