Protests, Lathicharge Outside Gurgaon School Where 7-Year-Old Was Killed

Gurgaon School Murder: The protesters who gathered outside the Ryan International School, where a 7-year-old was murdered on Friday, set a liquor shop on fire this morning

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Protests, Lathicharge Outside Gurgaon School Where 7-Year-Old Was Killed

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Police lathicharge protesters outside Gurgaon's Ryan International School.

Gurgaon: 

Highlights

  1. Class 2 student was found murdered in Gurgaon school on Friday
  2. Protesters today set fire to liquor shop near school, 20 people detained
  3. Police case has been filed against the school's owner, management
The police used lathis or batons to control protesters who set fire to a liquor shop near Gurgaon's Ryan International School this morning. Twenty people were detained. Hundreds including parents protested near the school demanding that the police take action against the school where a seven-year-old child was found murdered inside a toilet on Friday.

Three bus-loads of policemen were brought in after the protesters set fire to the liquor shop.

"We appeal all of you to please vacate this area peacefully.  Do not resort to violence," said a senior police officer, addressing the crowd on loudspeakers.

The student of class 2 had his throat slit allegedly by a school bus conductor, who also tried to sexually assault the boy. There have been angry protests at the school by hundreds of agitated parents since yesterday.

The parents of the seven-year-old have questioned the alleged involvement of the bus conductor and demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation. Today, Haryana education minister Ram Bilas Sharma said, "If the parents are not satisfied with the investigation so far, the state government is ready to call in any agency," he added. The minister also said a police case has been filed against the school's owner and the management.

Education Minister Prakash Javadekar has promised that justice will be done in the case.

The police have said they would complete the investigation and file a charge-sheet in the case within a week. They also say they will push for a fast-track court to hold the trial.  The Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE has also set up a fact-finding committee. "Ryan International has been asked to send a report along with the FIR filed in this case within two days," CBSE's Public Relations Office Rama Sharma said.

The acting principal of the Ryan International School, Neerja Batra, has already been suspended. The services of the private agency which provided security to the school have also been suspended.

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