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Ryan School asks SC to transfer case from Haryana to Delhi

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New Delhi, Sep 13, 2017: The Supreme Court on India will on September 18 hear a plea by Ryan International School seeking transfer of trial outside Haryana in the case of the death of a seven-year-old student in their Gurugram branch.

Francis Thomas – the north zone administrator of the school – sought transfer from a Haryana court to one in Delhi.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said the matter would be taken up for hearing on Monday.

Senior counsel K.T.S. Tulsi sought the transfer from Sohna court in Haryana to Delhi.

Tulsi told the bench that the Sohna Bar Association has passed a resolution saying no lawyer would appear for the accused in the brutal murder of Pradhuman Thakur, a seven-year-old student who was found with his throat slit inside the school’s washroom on September 8.

The court was told that the defence lawyers going from Delhi also faced hostility in the Sohna court.

Pradhuman, a Class 2 student, was found dead on Friday by a school staffer in the washroom on the school campus in Bhondsi area near Gurugram city with a slit throat. The boy’s family resides in Maruti Kunj Society in the same area.

Read More: Bombay HC adjourns Ryan trustees’ bail plea till Sep 13

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

On Monday, the Supreme Court of India on Monday issued notice to Haryana Government, Centre, CBSE and CBI on a plea by the father of a murdered Ryan International School student Pradyuman.

Read More: Pradyuman death case: SC notices Centre, Haryana govt on CBI probe; Ryan CEO moves for anticipatory bail

Wefornews Bureau

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