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Supreme Court agrees to hear plea for CBI probe in boy’s death in school


New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear on Monday the plea of a man, whose 9-year-old son died last month allegedly under mysterious circumstances in a private school in Ghaziabad, seeking a CBI probe in the case.

The plea has been filed amid an ongoing uproar over the death of a 7-year-old boy in the toilet of Ryan International School in Gurgaon who was found with his throat slit on September 8. The matter relating to the death of class IV student Arman Sehgal at G D Goenka Public School at Indirapuram in Ghaziabad district on August 1 was on Thursday mentioned before a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, reports PTI.

The bench, also comprising Justices Amitava Roy and A M Khanwilkar, said the plea would be heard on September 18.

Gulshan Sehgal, father of the victim, has claimed in his plea that a probe by CBI or a special investigation team was required for a “thorough and fair investigation” as the school management has already “destroyed” evidence in the case.

The plea said some members of the school management, including the chairman, director and principal, have moved the Allahabad High Court seeking quashing of the FIR and the court had granted them interim protection from arrest and directed that no coercive action should be taken against them.

It has also sought a stay against the interim orders of the high court issued on August 11 and September 6.