The bus conductor who was arrested by the Haryana Police for allegedly killing a seven-year-old boy at Gurugram’s Ryan International School, before being released on bail, was tortured by police and forced to confess to the murder, his wife alleged on Wednesday. Kumar’s wife told India Today that the Gurugram Police brutally beat up her husband and even gave him electric shocks.

“We knew from the beginning that he wasn’t involved in the murder,” she said, adding that his successful bail plea was a form of justice for the family. “The Gurgaon Police did not carry out a proper investigation. We have faith in the judiciary.”

Ashok Kumar’s wife also claimed to ANI that the police even hung Kumar upside down and sedated him to extract a confession. The bus conductor thanked the media for his return to the family, and said he was still in a lot of pain.

On September 8, a seven-year-old student was found with his throat slit inside a washroom of the Gurugram school. An autopsy revealed injuries on the boy’s neck, inflicted by a sharp-edged weapon, were the cause of death. The Gurugram Police initially arrested Kumar, but the Central Bureau of Investigation detained a 16-year-old Class 11 student of the same school for the crime on November 8.

On Monday, the Central Bureau of Investigation told the Gurugram District Court it does not have any evidence against the bus conductor and that DNA reports confirmed Kumar was not involved in the crime. But the CBI said it was not yet giving Kumar a clean chit as it is waiting for chemical reports and other inputs.

On Tuesday, the agency summoned Kumar’s uncle, for allegedly trying to frame Kumar.