New Delhi, Sept 15: The relatives of bus conductor Ashok Kumar, the accused in the Ryan International School murder case, have alleged foul play. Kumar’s wife and other relatives claim he is being framed and is being forced to say he killed 7-year-old Pradyuman Thakur. Speaking to Zee News after meeting Kumar in the jail, his wife said that he told her he had not committed the gruesome crime and was being framed.

A relative of Kumar, Satpal, has also said that he has been forced to say that he killed Pradyuman. “Ashok said he was pressurized by Police to accept the crime. Police even threatened to kill him. He is innocent,” Satpal said as quoted by ANI.

However, the police have said that it is clear that Kumar is the culprit and he killed Pradyuman inside the washroom of Ryan International School on Sohna Road in Gurugram last week. Haryana Police have said that no other person is involved in the killing of the student except the arrested bus conductor Kumar.

“It is clear that only Ashok is involved and murdered Pradyuman,  no other person involved,” said Birem Singh, ACP Sohna Road, while speaking to news agency ANI. “In questioning, two children disclosed he (Ashok) was present in the toilet before the incident,” Singh added.