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Ryan murder: Bombay HC adjourns school trustees' bail plea till Wednesday

The Trust is registered as a Public Charitable Trust in Maharashtra in the early 1980s

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Ryan School Mumbai
Police personnel deployed outside the Ryan School at Kandivali in Mumbai, in the view of the protests over killing of a student in Gurugram's Ryan International.

In a temporary reprieve on Tuesday, the Bombay High Court adjourned till Wednesday the hearing of an anticipatory bail application filed by the trustees of Ryan International Schools in the case of the death of a seven-year-old student in their Gurugram branch.

The trustees - Augustine F. Pinto, his wife and their son Ryan Pinto - had on Monday filed the application seeking anticipatory transit bail to move an appropriate court in Haryana.

The names, whereabouts or the eligibility of the other trustees of the St Xavier's Educational Trust -- that manages the group's schools -- was not made clear.

The Trust is registered as a Public Charitable Trust in Maharashtra in the early 1980s.

Barring the three Pinto family members, it is unclear as of now whether the remaining trustees stand to be implicated in the case which has snowballed into a major issue concerning safety and security of children in private schools.

The development comes in the wake of the brutal murder of a student, Pradhuman Thakur, on September 8, in the in Bhondsi in Haryana's Gurugram.

Pradhuman was found with his throat slit inside the school's washroom within an hour after his father dropped him off in the morning.

Meanwhile, hundreds of parents staged vociferous protests outside the branch in Sanpada, Navi Mumbai, demanding measures for safety and security of their children, on Tuesday morning.


First Published: Tue, September 12 2017. 13:22 IST