Ryan Murder mystery becomes murky; CBI questions 16-year old accused

Gurugram: In a sensational twist in the Ryan murder mystery, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) detained a Class 11 student in connection with the murder of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur.

The teenager is being quizzed by the investigating agency for seven hours. According to reports, during the course of interrogation, the accused is likely to be taken to the spot of crime and then to the shop from where he got the knife.

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Here are the LIVE updates:

12:25 PM: “There was no pressure at all. We did an honest attempt to bring justice to the family,” the Gurgaon police commissioner said.

12:24 PM: The officer said that Gurgaon Police carried out the investigation into the Pradyuman murder at “a very early stage” and then handed over the probe to the CBI. “I am hopeful (CBI) will bring culprits to book and bring justice to the family,” he said.

12:22 PM: “We had not concluded the investigation, we had not done a specific role attribution. Evidence was in the process of being gathered,” said Gurgaon police commissioner.

12:20 PM: Gurgaon police commissioner said that the police had not concluded the investigation and evidence were still in the process of being gathered when the CBI took over the case.

As per the post-mortem report, Pradyuman sustained an 18-cm long and 2-cm deep wound, a little over his neck, which cut through his ears up to the superficial scalp tissue behind the ear.

Given the nature of Pradyuman’s injuries, who was found murdered with his throat slit inside the school washroom on September 8, the boy could not have survived for more than 2-3 minutes, the post-mortem report said.

Accused Class 11 student was aggressive, a bully and addicted to porn

Reports suggest that the class 11 student held for the murder allegedly told his friends ahead of the crime to not prepare for upcoming examinations as “there would be a holiday”.

Classmates described the alleged offender as “aggressive and “a bully”. He wanted to do something “big” to postpone the examination and a parent-teacher meeting, they said.

The exam on September 8 was cancelled after Pradyuman, a Class 2 student, was found with his throat slit outside a toilet at the school.

Gurugram police arrested school bus conductor Ashok Kumar the same day, claiming that he had murdered the boy after trying to sexually assault him. But according to CBI Pradyuman was not sexually assaulted.

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