Haryana minister tried to dissuade us from seeking CBI probe: Pradyuman's father

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The father of Pradyuman Thakur, who was found dead in the toilet of his school, on Wednesday said that Haryana Minister Rao Narbir Singh had asked him to not press for a CBI inquiry into the case.

Pradyuman Thakur's father Varun Thakur (Image courtesy - ANI/Twitter)

Varun Thakur, Pradyuman's father, told news agency ANI that the minister approached him and asked him to trust Haryana police as the CBI probe will take time.

"Haryana Minister Rao Narbir Singh came to us and asked to not insist on a CBI inquiry as it will take time, and trust the Haryana Police probe. I said if CBI also comes to the same conclusion as the police then we will accept it, but we want a CBI probe first," Varun Thakur told ANI.

Soon after Pradyuman's body with throat slit was found in the toilet of Gurugram's Ryan International School, the Haryana police arrested the bus conductor of the school on charges of murder. The case was later handed over to the CBI, which arrested a class 11th student of the school for allegedly murdering Pradyuman.

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On Tuesday, the arrested juvenile reiterated that he did not commit the murder of 6-year-old Pradyuman Thakur. The class 11 student, during a meeting with the Child Protection Officer, said he was being framed.

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The CBI had earlier told the court that the child in the conflict had confessed to killing Pradyuman Thakur. He is also alleged to have told the CBI that he committed the murder as he had exam phobia and wanted the same postponed.

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