The cold-blooded murder of seven-year-old Pradyuman, a class 2 student of Gurugram's Ryan International School has sparked country-wide outrage among parents on the issue of safety of their wards.

To address the issue, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear on September 15 a plea filed by two women lawyers seeking implementation of existing guidelines to ensure safety and well-being of children in schools across the country.

Meanwhile, a bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Amitava Roy and A M Khanwilkar said that it has already issued notice on a similar plea filed by the father of the child, who was brutally murdered at Gurgaon's Ryan International School.

"We will tag it (writ petition) with the earlier one," the bench said.

More about the petition:

  • As reported, the lawyers, in their petition have sought implementation of various existing guidelines on safety of school-going children
  • Also, the lawyers have suggested some additional guidelines to ensure that the responsibility is fastened on the schools with regard to safety of children from the moment they get into the school bus/vehicle

CBI probe:

On Monday, the Supreme Court had issued notice to the Centre, the Haryana police, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the CBI on a plea filed by the father of the child seeking a CBI probe into the matter.

The plea has sought a direction for ensuring safety and security of family members of the deceased boy.