Lucknow school case: In the wake of the investigation going on in the Brightland School case where a class 1 student was allegedly attacked with a sharp-edged weapon in the toilet, the accused girl said, ‘I am being framed.’ While talking to the media the girl said, “There had been some arguments between some teachers, my father and me. I suspect that is a reason I am being framed,” according to ANI. She added, “The child & I never faced each other. A photo of mine was produced before him. I was told by the school mgmt that he has identified me. I have been with short hair since November but they say he identified me in my old pictures.” She further said, “I want the case to be investigated thoroughly & the real culprit be punished. If I am innocent I must be allowed to walk free. I know I am innocent.”
On January 16, a class 1 student was injured when he was allegedly attacked with a sharp-edged weapon in the toilet of a private school in Lucknow, an incident similar to the killing of a Ryan school student in Gurugram. In the wake of the incident, more measures are being taken up by schools to ensure the safety of the children. The Lucknow district administration has decided to run a special campaign to verify the security parameters of schools.
Starting January 22, the administration will check if the schools which are also board examination centres have installed CCTV cameras — as mandated by law. “Now, whether all the schools, which are examination centres have really installed CCTV cameras is yet to be ascertained. The verification will be carried out to ascertain the ground reality,” Lucknow district magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma according to PTI.
Sharma said the administration is getting the security cameras installed in all the government schools which have been made examination centre. “But those schools, which have not been made examination centres, there is no budget for the administration to get CCTV cameras installed,” he said. “The administration can tell the private and government- aided schools to get CCTV cameras installed in their premises, and can even pressure them. But, owing to absence of any budget, the administration cannot put any pressure on the government schools,” Sharma said.