Ryan International School Is A Repeat Offender, Devansh Was Killed Last Year
Ryan International School has become a trend on Twitter as the outrage against the cold-blooded murder of Pradyuman Thakur, a student of standard 2, has shaken up the conscience of many parents in Delhi-NCR and country as well. The confession by the conductor on sexually assaulting the eight years old boy inside the bathroom of the school premises and callously stabbing him twice near the parts of ears and throat has left a many in distressed and baffled. But this is not the first incident in the ‘finishing school’ of Ryan International Group of Institutions.
On January 30th 2016, Devansh Kakrora, a student of class I was drowned inside a septic tank inside the premises of the Ryan International School at Vasant Kunj. Before he could reach the AIIMS hospital he succumbed to excess amount of water in his body.
The father of Devansh, Rahmeet Meena, had then complained about injuries on Devansh’s private parts. He also alleged that cotton was found on his private organs, a very clear indication that he was sexually assaulted. However, Delhi police in its preliminary inquiry didn’t consider the point of sexual assault. He also alleged the principal to threaten him. He said, “I was being threatened by the principal many a times.”
The administration of Ryan International School was alleged of showing extreme negligence as the building was not sealed where construction work was being carried away. The electrician, gardners and swimming coach were standing near the tank, but they remained mute spectators during the incident. If they had shown some courage then Devansh could be saved. When all remained silent, a brave student of class XI had shown valor and courage to jump inside the tank and take Devansh out, unfortunately Devansh could not survive.
The negligence of Delhi police was also condemned by the Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodiya. The police had booked the principal and the class teacher for criminal negligence in May this year. But even after 1 and half years the parents of Devansh await for justice.
Ryan International Group of Institutions is a big name in the field of education sector. It is being operated in more than 17 states. They have 11 schools running in Delhi-NCR (3 in Haryana). It has more than 300 schools in India and abroad. Established in 1976 by Dr. A.F. Pinto, the first school was set up in Mumbai. They have the motto of “Excellence of Education & All Round Development”, but the continuous horrifying incidents and the attempt to cover up the crimes are big reasons to worry.
Once again the big school has been caught neglecting the basic security and safety measures for the children. In a similar manner, Pradyuman Thakur was attempted to sexual assault by the bus conductor Ashok Kumar. Ashok confessed that he killed the boy stabbing knife twice in his throat.
The mother of the victim sobbingly said that Pradyuman was a bright kid. The school teachers had always praised and applauded him. The theory of Blue Whale Challenge was also coined by the school authorities as they said that he died attempting to play the game. But the logical mother was not sold with this explanation.
Now the parents await justice. They have appealed PM Narendra Modi to propose a CBI investigation in this matter as the records of the Ryan International School is very dubious on the graph of responsibility and safety for the children. The group of school has earlier also tried to cover up and influence the police probe, so Pradyuman’s parents want CBI inquiry in this murder case and sexual assault. The Gurugram police has been already probing into the matter with under the ‘POCSO Act’ too.