Ranchi, Feb. 10: A woman teacher along with her husband and two children have been arrested in connection with the murder of a class VII student here, Ranchi Police said on Wednesday.
The Ranchi police have arrested Khatoon and her family after the case was cracked reportedly with the help of CCTV footage.
Police said accused teacher Nezma Khatoon, hailing from Madhya Pradesh, was angry over victim Vinay Kumar’s alleged friendship with her daughter. the boy loved her 11-year-old daughter.
Vinay was found murdered brutally on Thursday near the teachers’ hostel at the Saffaire International school here. Police sources said the boy suffered head injuries inflicted by blunt objects and his liver too was damaged due to severe beating.
Ranchi Police had questioned seven schoolteachers, 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 here.
With the ‘Justice for Binay’ movement gaining pace in Ranchi and his parents filing an PIL in the Jharkhand High Court, cracking the case at the earliest became a big challenge for the police.
The association on Wednesday also called for a shutdown in Ranchi and Khuti district, which evoked a mixed response. Majority of schools in Ranchi were closed.
The association on Tuesday filed a public interest litigation in the high court to demand a CBI probe into the student’s murder.
According to reports, over 17 teaching and non-teaching staff were questioned by police in connection with the case. Three teachers and boys’ hostel warden were also detained for interrogation by police.
“We have filed a PIL in the high court for a Central Bureau of Investigation probe since we are not satisfied with police investigation. Even the boy’s parents are not satisfied. We want justice for the murdered student and his parents,” Rai told on Tuesday.
A team of CID and forensic experts had even camped inside the school campus for the probe.
On 30 January, a six-year-old student in New Delhi was found dead on the school campus. The boy, identified as one Devansh Kakrora, was reported missing from class and was found inside the pit which served as a refill tank in his school.