Ryan School murder: Ashok's lawyer claims Gurugram cops of framing him

Gwen Vasquez
November 12, 2017

This was after the police had claimed that they had already recovered a blood-soaked knife from Ashok Kumar, the bus conductor who was arrested for the murder.

Khirwar on Thursday defended Gurugram Police during a press conference in which he faced tough and often angry questions from reporters over the case. Ruling out the angle of sexual assault, the CBI further said that the 16-year-old student used a knife as the murder weapon and later flushed it in the washroom. "He has disclosed that he slit the throat within seconds and left the toilet".

Seven-year old Pradyuman was found with his throat slid inside a washroom of Ryan International on September 8 of this year. The police had rested its case on weak grounds, said experts close to the investigation.Another major gap in the investigation was the failure of the police to get judicial confession and the force's reliance on what the accused had admitted in public or in custody."The confession on which police was relying is not admissible in a court of law". TV report also claimed the Class XI boy confessed to the crime. During investigation, more than 125 teachers and students were examined.

The investigating agency said that the teen killed his junior because he wanted the school to declare a holiday in order to defer a scheduled parent-teacher meeting and an examination. "He was then called for questioning several times and later confessed", a CBI source told ThePrint.

Police Commissioner said that they were not under pressure to save the culprit and asserted that they did "honest attempt to bring justice to the family". This knife was also handed over to the police.

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In that case, which was the knife that was recovered from Kumar if the forensics team found one inside a commode a day later?

On 10 September, the bus driver told investigators that there was no knife inside his tool kit and Ashok Kumar did not carry any knife inside the washroom.

Pradyuman's parents too were not convinced with the police probe and demanded a CBI inquiry.

Pradyuman's father Varun Thakur said the family always suspected that the case was being mishandled and the bus conductor was arrested in a hurry.

The application said the juvenile was identified and apprehended around 11.30 p.m. on Tuesday based on minute inspection of the crime scene, analysis of CCTV footage, movement of students near the crime scene on the day of the incident, questioning of students, staff and other employees of the school and reconstruction of sequence of events.

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