Top officials of Ryan arrested

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Meanwhile, a two-member team of the Haryana Police has reached Mumbai to question the Ryan trustees at the school headquarters in Kandivali.

The Bombay High Court today granted interim protection from arrest to Ryan International Group's founding chairman and manging director till tomorrow in connection with the murder of a boy in the school's premises in Gurgaon. The schools never get their buses inspected by the RTA nor verify the credentials of the drivers and conductors they hire. They should own up the blunder and take measures to ensure safety and security of other students.

Nobel laureate and social activist Kailash Satyarthi on 12 September said that no matter how rich India's culture is or how large the democracy is, if the children of the country are not safe, the nation is not either. Thakur claimed he received a call from the school management at 8.10 am informing him about his son found bleeding inside the washroom. No housekeeping staff was assigned to assist young children in the bathrooms. Likewise, girls' washrooms have to be segregated from the boys' toilets, although that is not always the case.

Though no deadline was given for this, Sisodia said, monthly reports on whether the CCTVs were functional or not should be submitted by all schools to the Delhi government. In some schools these are pigeon-hole sized, very tight on space. Often they do not know where to dispose used sanitary napkins especially as, more often than not, there are no bins around. There can be nothing more risky than schools forcing students into politics.

It is about time that basic infrastructure necessities are made mandatory for schools. TOI reports, that the probe revealed that all students" toilets in the school were easily accessible to "unauthorised' people. Read Also: Politics peaks over death of 7-year-old Pradyumna Thakur About 150 parents gave a memorandum of their demands to the school.

Serious security lapses in the school were even pointed out by a Special Investigation Team (SIT), that is constituted to look into the case.

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The police have already arrested Kumar and said he was inside the toilet when Pradyuman entered and grabbed him with the intention of sodomy and when he failed, he slit the child's throat. The policy clearly stated: "Specifically for bus drivers and conductors, whether employed by the school of contracted out, access area must be limited to just the bus area, and specific instructions must be given to them on which areas are out of bound for them".

We will not spare any person found involved, irrespective of his or her position, he said. Was cost the only consideration when this security agency was selected?

Angry parents protest outside Ryan schools in Goregaon, Kandivali and Kharghar.

Following pressure by protesting parents and opposition to act against the school for alleged lapses, the two were arrested. The victim was hit so hard that he lost 25% hearing in one ear.

"We request the public to refrain from turning violent and to let the police do their work", it said in a statement issued tonight. Not doing so is a breach of faith of the parents who leave their children in their care and pay through their nose for doing so. He studied first at St Aloysius High School, Mangalore, and graduated in Economics from Loyola College, Chennai, before coming to Mumbai to find work in 1970s.

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