New Delhi, Jun 11: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to book Haryana policemen for an alleged cover-up in the murder case of class 2nd student of Ryan International School. The CBI has demanded list of cops from Bhondsi police station who were present at the crime sport on the very first day and may include their names in supplementary chargesheet, according to media reports.
The CBI is probing the role of seven cops from Bhondsi police station and questioning Ashok Kumar, earlier the prime accused in the Ryan International School murder case, to identify them. Kumar, who was the school bus conductor, was jailed on 8 September, the very day a seven-year-old student was found murdered in the school toilet. The police claimed the conductor wanted to sodomise the boy but had to kill him as the child raised an alarm.
The case was handed over to the CBI on September 22. It did not find any evidence against Kumar and took the Class XI student into custody on November 8. Following this, Ashok was finally granted bail due to the lack of incriminating evidence against him. The CBI, in its charge sheet, had alleged that the teenager had murdered the student on September 8 last year in a bid to get exams postponed and a scheduled parent-teacher meeting cancelled.
The victim’s body, with the throat slit, was found in the washroom of the school at the Bhondsi area of Gurgaon. On June 6, the Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissed the bail plea of the accused. The accused had challenged the February 5 order of a Gurgaon sessions court which had rejected his plea saying that the stage was not fit for granting bail.
On May 21, the sessions court had held that the 16-year-old student would be tried as an adult in the murder case. Upholding the decision of the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB), the court had said the juvenile board took into consideration all the material placed before it to establish “the physical and mental capacity (of the accused) to commit the crime” and there was no need for any intervention.
The accused had challenged the December 20 order of the JJB that had held that the teenager would be tried as an adult. The juvenile board had passed the order based on the sociological, psychological and physiological reports of the accused, who was a Class 11 student. (With agency inputs)