Owners of Ryan group denied anticipatory bail in student murder case

The proprietors of Ryan International School, where a seven-year-old kid was killed recently, failed to get protection from arrest today. The Punjab and Haryana High Court issued a notice to Haryana on their demand for safeguard and presented the case on Monday.

Ryan Pinto, the CEO of Ryan International, and his family father Augustine and mother Grace Pinto, who are the founders, had gone to the High Court last week asking for an anticipatory bail.

On September 8, Pradyuman Thakur, a Class 2 student of the Ryan International school in Gurgaon, was found dead with a slit throat after he went to the washroom close to his classroom. A school transport conductor accepted to be present in the washroom when the kid entered, and the conductor was also spotted in the security footage fleeing the crime scene.

Justice Inderjit Singh did not allow the Pintos any relief today. “The single seat has issued a notice of motion to the Haryana government looking for its reaction on the anticipatory bail plea,” said the lawyer for the Ryan trustees.

The Pintos moved to the Punjab and Haryana High Court after the Bombay High Court dismissed their demand for insurance from arrest on September 14.

The murder is being explored by the CBI after Pradyuman’s parents asserted that the police examination was not up to the mark.

Sources: NDTV, DNA

Image source: Getty images

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.

HIGHLIGHTS

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

 

Ambedkarite thinker Krishna Kirwale found dead

Eminent writer and Ambedkarite thinker Dr. Krishna Kirwale was found dead at his residence near Shivaji Vidyapeeth in Kolhapur on March 3. The suspect who stabbed the victim to death has been has been taken under police custody. The police suspect that the murder might have been be a fallout of a financial dispute between the two.

The suspect who was tracked down within hours of the murder was identified as Pritam Patil who is also a resident of Kolhapur. The police has remained tight- mouthed about the motive behind the murder.

The murder of Kirwale comes two years after the murder of veteran communist leader Govind Pansare, also a Kolhapur resident. Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde condemned Kirwale’s murder and said that the incident reflects the poor law and order situation in the state.

Born in Beed district in Maharashtra, Kirwale had completed his PhD from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University in 1987. The 62 year old Ambedkarite retired as the Head of Department of Marathi in Shivaji Vidyapeeth a couple of months ago. The writer was also the chief of Dr. Babasaheb Centre for Research and Development. His major literary contributions were biography of Marathi writer Baburao Bagul and the ‘Dictionary of Dalit and Gramin (Rural) Literature’. He regularly contributed to newspapers and was known for studying progressive movements and Dalit literature in Maharashtra.

Source: 1] Hindustan Times

2] Indian Express

Minor brutally raped, murdered by cab drivers in Kolkata

 

Sensation prevailed in the Park Circus area of Kolkata when a 12-year-old was kidnapped, gang-raped and brutally murdered by two Ola cab drivers on Tuesday night. The victim, a pavement dweller lived with her mother on the Brabourne Road. The duo, Shankar Shaw and Guddu Singh allegedly forced the victim into the cab after which this heinous incident took place. They were said to be in an inebriated state when they looked for their prey. She was reported missing at the Hare Street Police Station on Wednesday morning at around 5 am. Police investigations found the body that was dumped under a flyover locally known as Ma flyover. The autopsy reports revealed that the girl was raped in turns and then strangulated to death.

The accused duo arrested by the Kolkata police has confessed to doing this act. Ola officials said that the incident did not occur while on the platform. Its spokesperson further assured that the company will give aid to the authorities for probing the incident. Such incidents raise several eyebrows about the safety of children in our country.

Sources NDTVDeccan Chronicle

Qandeel Baloch: Brother strangles internet sensation to death in ‘honor killing’

In an ugly turn of events, social media celebrity, Qandeel Baloch a.k.a Fauzia Azeem, was brutally strangled to death by her brother for the sake of their family’s honor.

“Qandeel Baloch has been killed, she was strangled to death by her brother, apparently it is an incident of honor killing” reported AFP, in a statement given by Sultan Azam, senior regional police officer in Multan.

Qandeel, a Pakistani model, was rather infamous for posting controversial pictures and suggestive videos on Facebook and other social media platforms. She shot to fame after promising to strip, especially for heart-throb Shahid Afridi, provided Pakistan won the T20 world cup. Coming from an orthodox background, her actions shocked and outraged many people of her community, including family and relatives.

Her brother, Wasim, as identified by the police, had gone to her residence in Multan to visit her. At night, when she was asleep, he strangled her.

According to reports, the model had asked for security, after receiving threats from her brother and family over her risque videos and statements, as they asked her to quit modelling entirely.

As per the Deccan Chronicle, Qandeel had requested for special security and had written to the senior superintendent of Islamabad, the interior minister and the director general of the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA), three weeks ago, as she feared for her life. However, no action was taken upon her repeated requests.

A police team has been dispatched in search of the suspect, Wasim, as he fled the crime scene soon after the murder.

Sources:
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/world/neighbours/160716/pakistans-internet-sensation-qandeel-baloch-shot-dead-in-multan.html

http://www.dawn.com/news/1271213

Chennai techie murder: Court refuses to hear Ramkumar’s bail plea

In a latest development in the Swathi murder case, the Principal Sessions Court in Chennai refused to hear the bail plea of prime accused Ramkumar on Thursday.

According to The Hindu, Ramkumar was denied bail because the City Public Prosecutor raised concerns over the locus standi of the lawyer who appeared on behalf of the accused. The Public Prosecutor alleged that the lawyer had not obtained consent of Ramkumar or his family members for moving a bail application in the court.

Ramkumar failed to appear before the court during the hearing on Thursday as he is admitted to the Government Hospital in Royapettah. The accused attempted suicide to escape arrest in Sengottai.

In the bail petition, Ramkumar stated that he did not kill Swathi nor did he try to kill himself but claimed that some people who accompanied the police during his arrest had assaulted him, causing the injuries to his neck.

The next bail plea hearing has been pushed to 15 July.

As per an ANI report,  Ramkumar was arrested from Thirunelveli district in Tamil Nadu after a manhunt that lasted for six days.

Meanwhile, the Coimbatore wing of the Manithaneya Makkal Katchi has decided to file a defamation case against theatre personality and veteran actor Y Gee Mahendra over his controversial Facebook post regarding Swathi’s murder. In his post, he had accused the Dravidian parties (DMK and AIADMK), the Left party and women organisations of not being strong in their protests over the death of Swathi.  In an attempt to communalise her death, he claimed that the protests were not as strong as it should have been as the deceased belonged to a Brahmin community.

However, after receiving flak from social media users, he apologised to his followers and took down the post immediately.

Swathi, an Infosys employee was murdered in broad daylight at the Nungambakkam railway station in Chennai on 24 June.