Patna, Sept 11 (PTI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday spoke with his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar and the family members of a seven-year-old schoolboy who was found murdered in the washroom of his school at Gurugram. He urged Khattar to meet the family as it would instill a sense of confidence in them, and also ensure a prompt and impartial probe into the “most brutal” incident.
An official release said Khattar assured Kumar that he would meet the boy’s family members and ensure a fast and impartial investigation. The family originally hails from the Madhubani district of Bihar. “I talked to the mother and the uncle of the victim on Monday morning to express my heartfelt grief over the incident. And after talking to them, I had a telephonic conversation with Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar,” Kumar told reporters. Asked if he discussed recommending a CBI probe into the incident with the Haryana CM as demanded by the family, Kumar said he urged Khattar to satisfy the family with the probe.
“During my telephonic conversation, the Haryana CM ensured that the culprit responsible for the child’s murder would not be spared,” he told reporters after his weekly ‘Loksamvad’ programme. The class-2 student of the Ryan International School was found murdered with his throat slit in a washroom of the school last Friday. Kumar described it as “most brutal” incident which has shocked the entire nation and sent an alert to force all schools- government as well as private ones – to follow security norms. “While a set of parametres for government schools are already in place in Bihar, for private schools, there is an association of theirs which has been told to relook into the security system in schools,” he said.
Kumar had asked Khattar on Sunday also to take stern action against those involved in the killing. He had also spoken with the father of the boy. The Bihar CM had directed the Resident Commissioner in
Delhi to immediately send officials to Gurugram to meet the grieving family and console them. On his directives, Bihar Director General of Police P K Thakur had talked to his Haryana counterpart and requested him to take strong action against the culprits.