- The school management informed parents that the classes will be suspended for another two days "to express solidarity with the parents and family of the child". Asok Kumar, the prime suspect, was the conductor of the school bus. We used to drop him and pick him up.
Schools and parents need to work together to find a solution to the issue of students' safety, the minister said. There have been multiple cases and more tragedy seems waiting to happen as there are no radical changes that have taken place despite so many incidents in schools being reported.
The school's promoter, Grace Pinto, is a national executive member of the BJP's Mahila Morcha and the school's Vasant Kunj branch in New Delhi had attracted considerable controversy a year ago when the promoters - Grace and her husband AF Pinto - had reportedly instructed the staff members to ensure that they along with parents of students at the school get at least 10 people each to enroll as members of the BJP.
It seems parents are destined to forever live in fear - the fear that this could happen to my child, is my child safe in the school? The school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education.
The police claimed that evidence from the scene of crime had been tampered with and said they would bring the guilty to book.
"It is not possible that my son was killed within 10 minutes of entering the school without any motive", the father said on Sunday.
Despite repeated attempts, the Pintos and their lawyers could not be contacted for comments.
"Principals, heads of schools and management of private schools shall be responsible for the safety and security of the students from the time of the arrival of the student (s) till the time student (s) leave the school premises".
"Preliminary inquiry has suggested the school had failed to follow the security norms advised by the government", he said.
Police sources said the parents of the boy refused to accept the body after the post-mortem examination and maintained they would not cremate the body till the culprits were caught. Haryana government must now ensure fair and speedy probe as well as punishment for all those responsible for Pradyuman's murder. They should accept their mistake and speak up. "The non-teaching staff follows strict guidelines to stay segregated".
In view of the incident, the government has ordered all Ryan group schools in Gurugram to remain shut on Monday and Tuesday. The Ryan Group started its first school in Mumbai in 1976. A Delhi branch of this school made headlines last year when a six-year-old student drowned in its water tank.