Pradyuman Thakur murder: Bus conductor to sue Gurgaon Police, Ryan International School

The CBI on November 6 apprehended a Class 11 student in connection with the killing and said that it did not find any evidence against bus conductor Ashok Kumar.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Nov 10, 2017, 18:12 PM IST
Pradyuman Thakur murder: Bus conductor to sue Gurgaon Police, Ryan International School

Rohtak: The bus conductor, who was accused of murdering Gurgaon Ryan International School student seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur, said on Friday he will file a defamation case against the police and the school management for falsely implicating him.

Mohit Verma, lawyer of bus conductor Ashok said, "Police had planned everything, an innocent was trapped. Police had done injustice to Ashok,” adding that “As soon as the closure report comes, we will file the bail plea for Ashok and once he is discharged, we will file a defamation case against the police and the school management.”

In a sudden turn of events, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on November 6 apprehended a Class 11 student in connection with the killing and said that it did not find any evidence against bus conductor Ashok Kumar, who was apprehended by the Gurgaon Police.

The Class 11 suspect is also from the same school and is said to have murdered Pradhuman in a bid to create a situation whereby the upcoming examinations would get postponed.

The CBI's stunning revelation has derailed the Haryana Police version of the gory crime which led to the arrest of a school bus conductor, Ashok Kumar. Pradhuman's family had always insisted that the conductor was being framed.

The family of deceased Pradhuman had accused the police of botching up the investigation and said the CBI meticulously collected circumstantial evidences and facts.

The victim`s family demanded that the juvenile student be tried as an adult and be given a harsh punishment.

Pradyuman was found inside the toilet of the school with his throat slit on September 8.

Gurgaon Police Commissioner Sandeep Khairwar had declared in a press meet on September 10 that Ashok was the killer and that he had tried to sexually assault Pradhuman.