Ryan Murder: CBI Holds Students Back for Inquiry, Parents Cry Foul

Prior permission not taken from parents regarding the CBI inquiry, but probe agency says it informed in advance.

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Parents taking their children back amid police presence after the murder of a 7-year-old boy at Gurugram’s Ryan International School. (Photo: PTI)

Class 11 and 12 students of Ryan International in Bhondsi, Gurugram, where 7-year-old Pradyumn Thakur was found murdered on 8 September, were held back in the school on Thursday, 12 October, by the CBI for inquiry related to the case.

Prior permission was not taken from the parents and neither was any information provided to them. Speaking to The Quint, a parent said:

We were sent a message late in the afternoon informing that their children will be dropped back by the school bus.
Ryan Murder: CBI Holds Students Back for Inquiry, Parents Cry Foul
When I called the school regarding the text message, I was told that a CBI inquiry was taking place. Only the boy students were made to stay back, while the girl students were sent home.
Parent of student of Ryan International School

Responding to a query, CBI Public Information Officer RK Gaur told The Quint:

We informed the school in advance the we want to identify children who were visible in the CCTV footage. We requested the school to allow us to meet all students of classes 11 and 12 after school hours. We also told the school to inform the parents about the same. The students were asked to stay back after school for just 20 minutes to half an hour. If the school failed to inform parents on time, it is not our fault. 

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