Pradyuman case: Candlelit assembly at India Gate to seek justice

Saturday, October 28 2017

Pradyuman case: Candlelit assembly at India Gate to seek justice

Pradyuman case: Candlelit assembly at India Gate to seek justice Pradyuman case: Candlelit assembly at India Gate to seek justice Source : Last Updated: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 20:45 hrs
New Delhi: A candlelit assembly will be held at India Gate on Sunday to demand justice for Pradyuman Thakur, who was murdered at Ryan International School in Gurugram in September.
The assembly, being organised by newly formed trust Pradyuman Foundation has been called by Barun Chandra Thakur, the father of the deceased child. Pradyuman's mother would also take part in the gathering.


In a statement, Barun said that his son's murder was not an isolated incident but that such incidents had become a norm.
He said that his trust would be working for the safety and security of the children across the country.
"The aim of the trust would be to create a sense of accountability amongst educational institutes and ensure that such horrendous incidence are not allowed to happen," he said.
He added that the civil society must take up the matter and ensure that enough traction and chorus is created around the issue and the culprits are booked and punished.


"It will serve the dual purpose of justice and deterrence."
Pradyuman, a class-II student of Ryan International School Gurugram, was murdered by slitting his throat by a sharp-edged weapon on the morning of September 8. The Haryana police said that he was killed by bus conductor Ashok Kumar inside the toilet as the boy resisted a bid to sodomise him.