Ryan school murder: Death could have been averted, says CBSE

Sep 17, 2017, 10:40 IST | Agencies

The CBSE on Saturday issued a show-cause notice to Ryan International School, Gurgaon, asking why its affiliation should not be withdrawn and said it had failed to observe "basic security measures"

School authorities have been asked to respond within 15 days. Pic/PTI
School authorities have been asked to respond within 15 days. Pic/PTI

The CBSE on Saturday issued a show-cause notice to Ryan International School, Gurgaon, asking why its affiliation should not be withdrawn and said it had failed to observe "basic security measures".

A two-member fact finding committee set up by CBSE following the murder of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur last week said it appeared from the sequence of events that Ryan's International was guilty of gross negligence. The death could have been avoided had the school been more cautious, the show-cause notice said.

Pradyuman Thakur
Pradyuman Thakur

"The unfortunate death could have been averted had the school authorities discharged their duty with responsibility, care and security. The school failed to observe the basic security measures as stipulated by the board," the notice said.

The school authorities have been asked to respond within 15 days on why its provisional affiliation should not be withdrawn for wilful violation of provisions of CBSE by-laws.

Seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur was found dead inside with his throat slit on September 8.

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