Ryan International School Murder: Regional Chief and HR Head were suspended following protests

It has been close to three days since the murder of a six year old boy in Ryan International School. The past two days have seen the parents who send their children to the Gurgaon school stage protests. The blame was placed on the school for security lapses on their behalf. Now, this has consequently led to the arrest of two top officials, Francis Thomas, regional head of the group, and Jeyus Thomas, HR head. The individuals were charged under Section 75 of the Juvenile Justice Act.
The accused, a 42- year old bus conductor named Ashok Kumar was was arrested on Friday night. However, it was later revealed that the conductor had been previously fired from another school in his village Ghamroj due to suspicions of similar allegations. This drew the ire of the parents and the media alike due to the negligence of the school authorities. There must be a system set in place that checks the backgrounds of their employees.
The school will reportedly stay shut for all students except for those between Class 6 and Class 12. Investigations were still on in the school, where teachers and staff were questioned. There were several policemen present at the school when protesters lit the liquor shop in the locality. The policemen had to resort to lathi charge to control the mob.
Inspector Arun Kumar, the SHO from Sohna Sadar Police station was also suspended due to the aggressive reaction towards the crowd. Many people including a journalist were left grievously injured. This caused to sharp criticism and compelled the suspension.
Sources: NDTV, HT

Protests by parents continue at Ryan International School

GURGAON: A huge number of flustered parents could be seen protesting outside Ryan International School in Gurgaon, where a bus conductor allegedly killed a Class 2 student on Friday. The acting Principle along with the security agency that used to provide security to the school have been suspended. Parents have been protesting outside the school since Thursday morning where the student was found in the school bathroom with his throat slit.


Sept 09, 2017 at 20:35

Parents protesting outside Ryan International School, Gurgaon with candle lights.

Sept 09, 2017 at 18:52

The accused Ashok Kumar has been sent to three day police remand by Gurgaon Court.

Sept 09, 2017 at 16:54

Haryana CM quoted: Directed authorities to complete formalities within 7 days.

Manohar Lal Khatar, Harayana Chief Minister referred to the incident as “sad incident and heinous crime.”

Sept 09, 2017 at 16:33

Haryana PWD Minister said: State government will take strict action against the culprits and tried reassuring the family that they should not worry. Whoever has committed the crime will not be forgiven.

Sept 09, 2017 at 16:29

School Principle suspended.

Sept 08, 2017

Late evening, the accused bus driver, Ashok Kumar was arrested. After questioning the staff at Ryan International School, the driver was taken into police custody.

Sourced from NDTV and Indian Express


Man shot dead in Gurgaon

A man was shot dead at Jharsa Road, Gurgaon on July 28. According to the Indian Express the police has identified the deceased as Surender Rana who worked for a news channel, JK 24×7 News.

The deceased was in an SUV and the assailants in a Santro when the accused allegedly blocked the way of the SUV and involved in an altercation with Rana. It reached to such a level that four of them snatched the license pistol of Rana and shot him, said the police.

Rana sustained five bullet injuries and was rushed to the Civil Hospital, where he was declared dead.

Rana’s wife filed a complaint at Civil Lines police station and named four people, including a woman, who she suspects to be behind the murder. The case has been registered under sections 302(murder) and 34(common intention) of the IPC, and relevant sections of the Arms Act.

The body has been sent for post mortem for further investigation.“So far, it appears to be a case of personal enmity. We are investigating all angles and hope to nab the culprits soon,” Sandeep Khirwar Commissioner of Police said.  The police have procured CCTV footage for further investigation.

The four accused were arrested last year in a case of theft and assault, were out in bail.

News Source: Indian Express, NDTV

Image Source: Indian Express

Maruti’s Manesar plant has no plans of closing down now

Safe, for now | Image Courtesy: The Hindu

The Manesar plant, one of Maruti Udyog’s  most modern facilities, which was on the verge of shutting down is finally going to function like before. At a time when Maruti is gearing up for a massive manufacturing unit in Gujarat, the plant at Manesar had a lot of issues.There were plans to close it down as it was facing the prospects of paying an additional amount of over Rs 500 crore for extra piece of land.

The plant sits on a massive piece of land which is around 600-odd acres. The Haryana government had realized that the threat given by the company would turn out to be a problem for the people because not only does the plant manufacture hatchbacks like Swift and sedans like Dzire, but is also the sole base for making engines for all the diesel models. This plant was also a big source of employment for the people out there.

The management is now happy because of the support received from the Haryana government and now that their demands have been met and they have been granted this rebate. Had the plant been closed, there would be around 20,000 workers who would have been jobless and Haryana would have suffered a loss of revenue which would be around Rs.8,000 crore. The Manesar plant is one of the most crucial facilities for the company as well as for the global operations of the Japanese company Suzuki. As compared to Maruti’s first plant in India which is at Gurgaon, Manesar is relatively new but has all the modern methods and techniques of making cars.