India school staff held over pupil murder

India school staff held over pupil murder
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Two senior officials at a prominent school in northern India have been arrested in connection with the murder of an eight-year-old student.

Police in Gurgaon near Delhi said the school had “failed” to protect the student from a school bus conductor who allegedly slit his throat on Friday after trying to sexually assault him.

The accused was held on Friday after he confessed to the crime, officials said.

The school denies inadequate security on its campus where the boy was killed.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a petition from the victim’s father seeking a federal inquiry into the case.

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