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Khattar, Haryana DGP defend state police investigation in Pradhuman murder

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

Defending the investigations of the local police in the of seven-year-old Pradhuman Thakur of Ryan International School in Gurugram, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday said that the police investigations were in progress when the case was handed over to the

With the (CBI) investigations claiming that a Class 11th student was behind the gruesome of Pradhuman on September 8, Khattar told media here that the Police had not yet completed its investigations into the matter and had not submitted its chargesheet when the case was transferred to the for investigation.

The case was handed over to the by the government after Pradhuman's family sought a investigation.

The Gurugram police had arrested Ryan school bus conductor Ashok Kumar within hours of the and claimed that he had murdered the child after trying to sodomize him. The state police is now being accused of botching up the probe and forcing the conductor to admit his guilt in the crime.

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Sandhu also defended the state police saying that "there was no pressure on the police to hasten the probe when the matter was being investigated by it".

Following the sensational disclosure in the case, Sandhu told reporters in Panchkula near here on Wednesday that there was nothing wrong in the Gurugram police investigations.

"There is no failure of Gurugram police. There was no pressure on police. It is too early to say anything," he said.

Asked about the arrest of the school bus conductor by the Police in this matter and the embarrassment caused to the state police by the findings, the DGP said: "Koi baat nahin, chalta hai (it does not matter, it happens)".

In a dramatic twist to the of the Class 2 student, the on Wednesday said the horrific crime was committed by a 16-year-old student who wanted to delay upcoming exams and a parent-teacher meeting.

A court in Gurugram in sent the Class 11 student to three days in custody. spokesperson Abhishek Dayal said the student was detained on Tuesday night as the prime suspect in the



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First Published: Wed, November 08 2017. 21:26 IST