A fortnight after remaining closed due to the murder of a seven-year-old student, Ryan International School, situated in the Bhondsi area of Haryana district reopened amid heightened security measures.
According to a school official, Ryan has installed 40 new CCTV cameras, apart from changing the security agency responsible for guarding the premises. The school, which came to limelight after the body of Class 2 student Pradyuman Thakur was found in a pool of blood at the school's toilet on September 8, had earlier reopened on September 18 also, with thin attendance. However, it was ordered to shut down as security lapses were found, even 10 days after Pradyuman's death. Police had arrested 42-year-old bus conductor Ashok Kumar on September 8 evening, apprehending his involvement in the murder. Provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) were also added later. Ryan International CEO Ryan Pinto and his parents and founders of the school -- Augustine and Grace Pinto who were also arrested in the case -- had gone to the High Court last week requesting anticipatory bail, but the court didn't grant them any reprieve. The Haryana government has taken over the administration of the school for three months, while also ordering a CBI investigation into the case. The district administration would look after non-academic affairs like functioning and monitoring of CCTV cameras, transport safety policy, clear view inside the classroom through windows, toilet not be used by the support staff members, security and staff verification