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The Haryana government today recommended a CBI probe into the gruesome murder of a seven- year-old boy in a school in Gurgaon, heeding to the demand of the victim's family. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar made the announcement after meeting the family members of Pradyuman Thakur who was found with his throat slit in the school washroom last Friday. "This incident (the murder of Pradyuman) was unfortunate... Today I came here to meet the family. There was a demand from the family members and several others for handing over the case to the CBI for investigation," he told reporters here. "The Haryana Police has been properly conducting a probe in this case.
Despite that and in view of the demand, this case is being handed over to the CBI for a probe. I appeal to the CBI to investigate the case as expeditiously as possible," Khattar said. The chief minister visiting the house of Pradyuman and offered his condolences to his family. On any action against the school, Khattar said the government has decided to take over the management of the school for three months. "We have also decided that the management of the school will be taken over by the government for three months. The deputy commissioner (Gurgaon), under his supervision, will bring the system in the school on track," he said. The victim's father Barun Thakur said that the responsibility of school managements should be fixed in such cases. "In future, the schools should ensure that such incidents did not occur in their premises," he said. Schoolbus conductor Ashok Kumar, who emerged as the prime suspect, was arrested the same day.
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