Ryan school murder: Accused teen allegedly researched use of poison, smudging fingerprints

Parents outside Ryan International School

While the CBI has arrested a Class XI student, it is being suspected that a co-accused was involved and the victim's father too had claimed that he suspected involvement of some well-placed school official who was saved by making the conductor a scapegoat.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday refuted the allegations levelled by the father of the accused student in the Pradyuman murder case that his son was being tortured in the custody.

CBI spokesperson Abhishek Dayal had said that the accused was weak in studies and "wanted to have the examination and parent-teacher meeting postponed".

In a complete u-turn the juvenile has retracted his statement given to the CBI in connection with the Ryan murder case.

The team, which arrested bus conductor Ashok Kumar and declared him a pedophile, admitted that they made mistakes.

The Gurugram police SIT had investigated the murder initially, and had arrested a school conductor, Ashok Kumar, for murdering the child.

The CBI is now believed to be probing the angle of cops "planting evidence" in form of blood-soaked knife in Ashok's possession and also torturing the bus driver Saurav Raghav to confess assisting in the crime.

He further accused the CBI of coming up with false evidences in order to implicate the juvenile and to justify their action of arresting him. Yet, the student who is now the prime accused was deemed a key witness by them. Days later, the police arrested a school bus conductor for the murder; he allegedly confessed to killing Pradhyumn.

The child in conflict with law will now be produced before the Juvenile Justice Board, where the court is expected to decide whether he is to be treated as a major or a minor as per the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015. Their claims fell flat when the CBI last week detained a Class XI student of the school for allegedly slitting his junior's throat in the toilet to delay exams.

The accused student has been sent to Faridabad observation home where he will be kept until the next hearing on November 22.

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