Pradyuman Thakur murder: Shatrughan Sinha calls for in-camera interrogation of accused

The BJP MP took to Twitter today and demanded all interrogation in the case must be done under "camera surveillance".

Pradyuman Thakur murder: Shatrughan Sinha calls for in-camera interrogation of accused

New Delhi: Shatrughan Sinha, the BJP MP from Patna who is virtually sidelined these days, has called for an in-camera interrogation of all accused persons in connection with the murder of a seven-year-old student Pradyuman Thakur at Ryan International School in Gurgaon.

The actor-turned-politician took to Twitter and demanded all interrogation in the case must be done under "camera surveillance" with no "third-degree torture".

"High time and right time that now on, any and every interrogation by police or the CBI must be conducted under CCTV camera... to stop the inhuman torture of people like Ashok Kumar...No more third degree," he said.

The BJP MP also came down heavily on the Gurgaon Police, which today admitted that there serious lapses on its part in its investigation into the case.

"If the poor common man, Ashok Kumar (conductor), accused of our child Pradhuman's murder, is let off by the CBI, then Gurugram police or whoever participated in framing him to divert attention, deserves no mercy and must be punished most severely and appropriately," Sinha said in a series of tweets.

Sinha requested the judiciary, Haryana government and also the Centre to ensure that "justice prevailed".

Pradyuman Thakur, the Class 2 student of Ryan International school, was found with his throat slit inside the Gurugram school washroom on September 8, minutes after he was dropped by his father. 

Haryana Police had earlier arrested bus conductor Ashok Kumar in connection with the child's murder.

Sinha's remarks came in the wake of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) bringing a new twist in the murder case by claiming that he was killed by a senior schoolmate, a 16-year-old Class 11 student.

On September 22, the CBI took over the murder investigation from the Haryana Police.

The CBI arrested the Class 11 student on Tuesday.

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