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Ryan student death: Protest turns violent as cops lathicharge; liquor shop outside school set on fire

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Gurugram: Two days after a seven-year-old was found murdered with his throat slit at the Ryan International School in Gurugram, fresh protests have erupted outside the school premises today.

Angry parents and locals gathered outside the school premises since early morning to express dissatisfaction over the investigation being carried out by the Gurugram Police. They also demanded a CBI probe into the gruesome murder.

The demonstration took a violent turn as the agitating crowd set a liquor shop close to the school on fire. Police then resorted to lathicharge to bring the situation under control and disperse the protesters.

Haryana education minister Ram Bilas Sharma assured parents that strict action will be taken against the school authorities and the accused would soon be brought to justice.

“Under section 75 of the Juvenile Act, action will be taken against school management. The accused will be presented before Court within a week,” Sharma told mediapersons at a press briefing.

He said the government was open to a CBI probe the heinous crime.

The body of Pradhuman Thakur, a class 2 student, was discovered with its throat slit inside a washroom on the school premises. The very same day, police arrested Ashok Kumar, a conductor of one of the school’s buses, who later confessed to the crime under interrogation.

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