Woman teacher, husband sent to 14-day judicial custody

Ranchi, Feb 11 (IANS) A Ranchi court on Thursday sent a woman schoolteacher and her husband – arrested in connection with the murder of a Class VII student of a local school – to 14 days in judicial custody.

A court for handling juvenile accused sent their two minor children, arrested in the same case, to a remand home.

Police sources said they will seek police remand of the couple for further investigation.

Woman teacher Nazia Hussain along with her husband and two children were arrested on Wednesday for the murder of Vinay Kumar here. Police said Nazia, hailing from Madhya Pradesh, was angry over Vinay’s friendship with her 11-year-old daughter.

“Her son, a class 11 student, lured Vinay to his house on February 4 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.

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.

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 filed a public interest litigation to demand a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the student’s murder.

Meanwhile, Prahlad Modi, younger brother of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday met Vinay’s family and assured them of pressing for a CBI probe in the case. Prahlad had come to Jharkhand for a private function.

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