Pradhyumn murder: Ryan International owners face arrest after Punjab & Haryana High Court refuses stay

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File photo: Teachers take out a candle march to pay tributes to seven-year-old Pradyumna Thakur in Bhopal who was found murdered in Ryan International School in Gurgaon.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday refused to stay arrests of Ryan School trustees in connection with the killing of a seven-year-old Pradhyumn​ Thakur in its Gurgaon branch.

The court also issued a notice to Haryana government asking for a reply in the matter.

The school owners - founder Augustine Francis Pinto, MD Grace Pinto and CEO Ryan Pinto -- are based in Mumbai and had earlier approached the Bombay High Court seeking pre-arrest bail till they could move the court concerned in Haryana.

However, the Bombay HC had on Thursday rejected their bail plea.

Meanwhile, the Haryana government has written to the Centre seeking a CBI probe. The Haryana government has sent a written communication which has been received by the central government.

Accepting a demand of the victim's family, the Haryana government had decided last week to hand over the probe in the gruesome murder to the CBI.

The Ryan International School will remain closed till September 25 as the family of Pradhyumn Thakur raised apprehensions about vital evidence being destroyed.

The school was opened to thin attendance on Monday but following the victim's father's objections, the district administration decided to close it till Monday next week.

A class 2 student, was found dead in a school toilet, his throat slit. School bus conductor Ashok Kumar was arrested the same day for allegedly killing the child.
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