The Central Bureau of Investigation today detained a Class XI student of Gurgaon, Haryana's Ryan International School in connection with the gruesome murder of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur.
The arrest, the details of which are currently sketchy, comes as a major twist in the Pradyuman Thakur murder case, a case that grabbed national headlines. The CBI is expected to release an official statement later today morning.
Up until right now, a school bus conductor at Gurgaon's Ryan International School was believed to be the prime suspect in the murder of the seven-year-old. Days after the killing, Gurgaon Police had arrested the conductor for the child's murder.
Gurgaon Police even claimed they had managed to secure a confession from the conductor - Ashok Kumar. According to the cops then, Ashok had confessed to attempting to sexually abuse Pradyuman and then killing when the boy resisted.
However, the conductor's family members had claimed he was being framed while Pradyuman's parents themselves had expressed suspicion that the Ryan International School was hiding information in the Pradyuman murder case.
It was after sustained pressure from the parents that the ML Khattar government in Haryana transferred the murder case to the Central Bureau of Investigation.
Speaking to India Today soon after news of the Class XI student's arrest broke, Pradyuman's father, Varun Thakur, ex...