SC Issues Notice To Centre, CBSE For Safety Guidelines:- A safety guideline has been issued notice to the Centre, CBI and Haryana government by the Supreme court, on a petition by the father of a seven-year old student of Ryan International School in Gurugram who was found murdered in the washroom last week.
The slain boy’s father, Varun Chandra Thakur, had moved the apex court, seeking a CBI investigation into the death of his son. The little boy was brutally murdered by a bus conductor on September 8.
Moreover, on Thakur’s plea seeking framing of guidelines for the safety of the students in the schools, notices were also issued to the Union Human Resource Development Ministry and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) by a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud.
Thakur also sought the setting up of a Committee to inquire into the lapse leading to the death of the child. He wanted to ensure that schools were made accountable in cases related to safety of children. Police said the bus conductor who has been arrested, confessed to the crime. The school’s principal has been suspended while two other staffers have been arrested for negligence leading to the crime, police said.
The school is located in Bhondsi on Sohna Road, Gurugram.