Published On : Sun, Sep 10th, 2017

Gurgaon: Protests turn violent outside Ryan International School, cops lathicharge mob

Gurgaon: The police had to lathicharge to control a mob outside Gurgaon’s Ryan International School after they resorted to arson. Three busloads of police men had been called to the school this morning after a nearby liquor store was set on fire by hundreds of protesters who gathered outside the school. The protesters want the police to take action against the school, where a 7-year-old child was found murdered inside a toilet on Friday.

“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 7-year-old have questioned the alleged involvement of the school bus conductor and demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation. Today, Haryana education minister Ram Vilas Sharma said, “If the parents are not satisfied with the investigation so far, the state government is ready to call in any agency”.

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.

The police have promised to 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.