Tribune News Service
New Delhi, January 8
It is almost after about three years of its probe that the CBI filed charge sheet in a special court in Panchkula against four personnel of the Haryana Police for their alleged role in framing a bus conductor in the killing of a 7-year-old boy in a private school in Gurugram in September 2017, said officials of the agency.
Later it was found that the boy was murdered on September 8, 2017 allegedly by a senior student of the same schools.
According to an official statement issued by the CBI today, the four police personnel have been charge sheeted under various sections of the IPC.
A Class 2 student, whom the court named ‘Prince’ to protect his identity, was found near the toilet of the school with his throat slit on September 8 morning within an hour of his father leaving him at the school.
The local police had arrested bus conductor Ashok Kumar of the school and shown recovery of a knife from him claiming it to be the murder weapon. The police had claimed solving the heinous crime quickly and put the blame on the conductor.
In a twist to the case, the CBI, after taking up the case, debunked the claims of police and found the conductor to be innocent. The agency in its meticulous probe examined teachers, students, and scanned local markets which led them to a Class 11 student of the school, whom the court named ‘Master Bholu’ to hide his identity.
The juvenile was apprehended in the case on November 7, 2017, CBI spokesperson RC Joshi said. “It was revealed during CBI investigation that the conductor earlier arrested by Gurugram Police was not involved in this murder case. Further investigation of the case was continued. During further investigation, the alleged role of said police officials came to light and a supplementary charge sheet was therefore led against them,” he said.
According to the agency, the Class 11 student, believed to be weak in his studies, allegedly slit the victim’s throat to get the school to declare a holiday in order to defer a scheduled parent-teacher meeting (PTM) and an examination. The accused is facing murder trial as the CBI kept investigating the role of police personnel in framing Kumar.