Pradyuman murder: 4 Gurgaon Police officers questioned by CBI

Sources have told India Today that the 4 officers were questioned by the CBI Special Crime Unit on Monday in Gurgaon.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday quizzed 4 officers of Gurgaon Police who were part of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) that probed the Pradyuman murder case before it was handed over to CBI.

Sources have told India Today that the 4 officers were questioned by the CBI Special Crime Unit on Monday in Gurgaon.

Sources have also said that these officers were asked on what basis the conductor was arrested and why did the police ignore important evidence in the case. These officers may be summoned again by the agency for second round of questioning in the case.

The CBI’s investigation of the murder of Ryan International School’s student Pradyuman Thakur revealed that the Gurgaon Police destroyed evidence and made a false arrest when it said a bus conductor killed the boy.

Whether the evidence was destroyed on purpose (and a knife deliberately ‘planted’ on Ashok), or whether it was just poor policing, needs to be determined by further investigation.

On Sunday, India Today had reported that four policemen from the city police’s special investigation team were under the scanner. Their call records are being analysed, and a departmental enquiry has been recommended.

Once the CBI took over the case, it automatically probed the role of investigating officers, agency sources said.

On September 8, Pradyuman Thakur was found with his throat slit in the washroom of Ryan International School in Gurgaon on September 8. Pradyuman was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead.


The Gurgaon Police arrested a bus conductor Ashok Kumar, who confessed that he murdered Pradyuman after he tried to resist a sexual assault attempt.

Suspecting foul play, Pradyuman’s parent’s asked for a CBI probe. His father even filed a petition in the Supreme Court. The Haryana government then handed the case to the central investigating agency.

The CBI ruled out the sexual assault theory after no evidence of it was found.

Initially, the owners of the Ryan chain of schools were questioned, arrested and then released on bail.


Earlier this month, the CBI arrested a Class XI student in connection with the murder. A copy of his remand application says he “admitted his involvement” in murdering Pradyuman.

Sources in the CBI told India Today that the Class XI student was taken to a shop where he purchased a knife, and later to Ryan International School – to reconstruct the scene of crime.

The father of the Class XI student has said his son is innocent, and alleged he was being tortured. The CBI has denied the allegations.


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