GURUGRAM: In a major turn of events, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday said that it apprehended a Class XI student in connection with the killing of a seven-year-old schoolboy in Gurgaon's Ryan International School.
Pradyuman, a class II student, was found dead in the school bathroom with his throat slit by a sharp-edged weapon in September.
After a preliminary investigation, the Gurgaon Police arrested school bus conductor Ashok Kumar in connection with the murder.
Here's the series of events that took place following the murder of Pradyuman Thakur:
September 8: Seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur was found lying outside his classroom bleeding profusely. He was taken to a hospital in Badshahpur where he was brought declared dead
September 8: Gurugram police claims to have cracked the case and arrested bus conductor Ashok Kumar
September 10: Government committee reported security loopholes in Gurugram's Ryan International school
September 11: Two top officials of the Ryan International School arrested while the acting principal detained for questioning
September 11: Trustees of Ryan International school move the Bombay High Court seeking early hearing on their transit anticipatory bail application
September 12: Varun Thakur, father of Pradyuman demands CBI probe
September 12: The post-mortem report of seven-year-old Pradyuman rules out sexual assault
September 13: CBSE, SIT teams inspect school in search of clues
September 14: Police detains key witness school gardener Harpal Singh
September 14: Bombay High Court rejects anticipatory bail pleas of three trustees of Ryan Group citing jurisdiction issues
September 16: Ryan trustees - Augustine F. Pinto, wife Grace and son Ryan - move Punjab and Haryana High Court for anticipatory bail
September 22: CBI takes over probe after a notification from the central government
September 23: CBI visits Ryan School, gets custody of accused bus conductor Ashok
September 28: Punjab and Haryana HC stays arrest of Pinto family until October 7
October 7: Punjab and Haryana HC grants interim bail to Pinto family until December 5
November 8: CBI arrests Class XI student in connection with the killing of a seven-year-old Pradyuman
November 8: Class XI student admits to his crime, say he committed the crime in hopes of postponing semester exams, Parents Teacher meet
November 8: CBI rules angle of sexual assault, says 16-year-old student used knife as murder weapon, flushed it in the washroom later