A seven-year-old boy was found murdered on Friday in the washroom of the Ryan International School in Bhondsi area near Gurugram, police said.
The boy, a Class II student, was found dead by a school staff in the washroom with his throat slit. A knife, presumably the murder weapon, was found near the body.
The school is located on Sohna Road, some 13 km from Gurugram city.
The body was seen by fellow students who immediately alerted the teachers, who informed the police. The boy was then taken to Artemis hospital where doctors declared him brought dead, Ravindra Kumar, PRO Gurugram police, told the media.
"The boy reached the school hardly an hour before he was found dead. We are questioning the school staff while teachers are speaking to other students to find any clues," a senior police officer told IANS.
Police team along with forensic experts analysed the scene of the crime and took blood samples and fingerprints.
He said that though the exact cause of the murder was not clear yet, police were investigating the sexual assault angle, along with homicide and enmity. According to reports, CCTV footage from 30 cameras in the school premises is also under scrutiny.
The father of the boy meanwhile, alleged that he was not informed of the incident by the school authorities immediately. He alleged that they told him that his son was suddenly very unwell. â€śThey did not take care of my son. He could have been saved if he had been taken to hospital in time,â€ť he told Indian Express.
Following the incident, many parents and locals gathered outside the school in protest. Gurugram police had to intervene to restore calm.
A case of murder against unidentified person was registered at the Bhondsi police station.
(With IANS inputs)