"Now it is nearly clear that my son Ashok was framed and made a scapegoat". The weapon used in the crime has been seized.
He said the family was seeking financial help from the villagers in filing the case.
Demonstrators protest outside Ryan International School in Gurgaon as they demand action against the school.
Seven-year old Pradyuman was found with his throat slid inside a washroom of Ryan International on September 8 of this year. "Now, the court will decide", a CBI spokesperson said. But the CBI probe has found that the knife belonged to a Class XI student who is now accused of murdering the Class II student in order to postpone an upcoming examination and a parent-teacher meeting. Earlier today, the accused minor was taken to CBI headquarters for questioning.
He also said that the Pintos should not be given any "leeway" just because they are "high and mighty". The (Juvenile Justice) Board also has the option of having him tried as an adult. "He is heavier than normal boys of his age and always ready to slap others over trivial issues", a classmate alleged but did not want to be named.
The agency also found out that the student was the first to inform the gardener about the incident. Since both can not be right, unless there's collusion, the CBI's investigations and findings seem to completely debunk the Haryana Police's now patently bogus claims.More news: Messi to miss Argentina v Nigeria and return to Barcelona
Haryana congress president Ashok Tanwar said it was an overall "failure" of the Khattar government. Not only does the CBI rounding up the new suspect call into question what the Haryana Police did - hurriedly arrested the bus conductor, Ashok Kumar, for the child's murder, in a way echoing what the Noida Police did in 2008 in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case - but also how they claimed that they managed a "confession" from the conductor.
Two months later, the CBI has now detained the Class 11 child raising many questions on Haryana police's investigation.
The Haryana police had produced the student in court not as a suspect but as a witness. However, when the case was transferred to the CBI, there was only one knife that was given to the agency as "recovered weapon". It was handed over to them. And then, the investigators are accused of planting evidence to frame bus conductor Ashok Kumar! It is their job, not ours.
The disclosure has raised a series of worrying questions that the Gurugram police's probe has failed to clarify.
"We have come to the conclusion on the basis of CCTV, forensic evidence and scientific evidence".
Khairwar had declared in a press meet on 10 September that Ashok was the killer and that he had tried to sexually assault Pradyuman.