Woman teacher, 3 kin held for Ranchi school kid’s murder

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Ranchi, Feb 10 (IANS) A woman teacher, along with her husband and two children, has been arrested in connection with the murder of a class VII student here, Ranchi Police said on Wednesday.

Police said accused teacher Nazia Hussain, hailing from Madhya Pradesh, was angry over victim Vinay Kumar’s friendship with her daughter.

“Nazia was angry over Vinay’s friendship with her 11-year-old daughter. Her son, a class 11 student, lured Vinay to his house on Thursday night saying that his mother was cooking something special for them.

“Once Vinay reached their house, the teacher’s son raised the issue of Vinay’s friendship with his sister. After a heated argument, Nazia’s son brutally beat up Vinay,” a police official told IANS.

Police said that taking Vinay for dead, the woman teacher helped her son throw him down from the first floor of the building. She also informed her husband living outside Ranchi about the incident, police added.

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Vinay’s body was found near the teachers’ hostel at the Sapphire International School here. Police said the boy suffered head injuries inflicted by blunt objects and his liver too was damaged due to severe beating.

Ranchi Police questioned seven school teachers, security guards and others in the case.

Meanwhile, the Jharkhand High Court on Wednesday issued notice to police, school and state government and sought details in the case along with the post-mortem report, Ranchi Abhibhavak Sangh general secretary Ajay Rai, who moved the high court on behalf of the association, told IANS here.

The association on Wednesday also called for a shutdown in Ranchi and Khuti district, which evoked a mixed response. Majority of schools in Ranchi remained closed.

The association on Tuesday filed a public interest litigation in the high court to demand a CBI probe into the student’s murder.

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“We have filed a PIL in the high court for a Central Bureau of Investigation probe since we are not satisfied with the police investigation. Even the boy’s parents are not satisfied. We want justice for the murdered student and his parents,” Rai told IANS on Tuesday.

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