SC to hear father’s plea:Gurugram schoolboy

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the plea of the father of the seven-year-old boy who was found murdered in Gurugram’s Ryan International School last week.

Varun Thakur is seeking a CBI or a special investigation team probe into the murder.

The matter was mentioned before a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, which said the plea would be heard on Monday, subject to clearance by the court registry.

Thakur’s counsel told the bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, that they were in the process of filing a petition with the court registry.

The court also agreed to hear a separate public interest litigation petition (PIL) plea, which has raised the issue of lack of safety measures in private schools across the country.

The boy was found dead with his throat slit and lying in a pool of blood in a washroom of the school on September 8.

Ashok Kumar, one of the school’s bus conductors, who allegedly killed the boy while trying to sexually abuse him, was arrested the same day.