New Delhi: In a sensational twist to the case, the agency announced on Wednesday that it had apprehended a senior student of Ryan International School on Tuesday night in connection with the murder of Pradhuman Thakur. The CBI has rejected the Gurgaon police’s theory that the killing was the handiwork of Ashok Kumar.
The family of Ashok Kumar, the driver held by the Harayna police for murder of 7-year-old Pradyuman at the Ryan International School at Bhondsi, Gurgaon, is likely to file a case against police officials, who allegedly framed the bus conductor in the case.
Ashok’s father Amirchand said that the family decided to file a case after the CBI apprehended a 16-year-old student of the Ryan International School in connection with the murder of class 2 student Pradyuman.
“Now it is almost clear that my son Ashok was framed and made a scapegoat. We have decided to file a case against Gurgaon Police SIT officers who framed and used torture and even drugged him to confess before the media that he had committed the crime,” Amirchand said.
He said that the family was seeking financial help from the villagers in filing the case. “Villagers are with us and they all want us to demand justice for Ashok and action against irresponsible police officials,” he said.
The CBI has said that there was no evidence against Kumar so far. Opposition party also attacked the BJP government and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar over the “shoddy” police probe.
Meanwhile, some reports suggest that the knife that the Gurgaon police claimed to have been recovered from Ashok Kumar was planted. The CBI is reported to have said that the actual murder weapon was recovered from a commode of the Ryan School toilet a few days after the murder of Pradyuman and arrest of Ashok Kumar.