- The notification issued to guardians said that classes 6 to 12, will reopen on Wednesday for examinations but the junior and nursery school sections will remain closed until further notice. A parallel CBI Probe was also demanded by the victim's father, Varun Thakur, as the school had severe administrative loopholes.
Officials have deployed security forces inside the school premises following the last day protest. Sloppiness on the government's part, irresponsible conduct by schools who do not report such offenders - all this only emboldens the criminals who freely commit crime, in case they are caught and removed, they move on to find their next victim. Asok Kumar, the prime suspect, was the conductor of the school bus. The court has, however, clarified that it wouyld examine safety measures adopted by all private schools and not just the Gurgaon-branch of Ryan International School.
The party said a woman on the school management team was a leader of the BJP Mahila Morcha and accused the Haryana government of trying to protect the management after the crime.
They think their son was killed because he must have seen some dirty secret in the school. According to reports, the bus conductor who allegedly murdered Thakur, used the same washroom as the students. A wide breach in the school boundary wall gave an easy access to a killer with a knife.
Soon after the liquor shop was set on fire, three bus-load of policemen arrived there to control the mob. Reportedly, many people received injuries after the police resorted to lathicharge the gathering outside the gate. Several media personnel were also injured in these clashes.
Police said they also questioned the school staff even as a separate probe team team left for Mumbai to interrogate school CEO Ryan Pinto and director Augustine Pinto.
Ryan International School, Sohna Road, has suspended Neerja Batra, the incumbent principal. "It is also made clear that whether school children are transported by buses owned by a school or by an independent contractor, the school management cannot disown its responsibility regarding the safety of school children", a spokesman of the Chandigarh Education Department said here. Khattar has reportedly assured Kumar of a fast and impartial probe.