Lucknow horror: In a shocking incident, which brought back the horrific memories of Ryan School murder of a Class 2 student in Gurugram last year, an unidentified girl student of a school in Lucknow stabbed a class 1 student on Tuesday. The incident reportedly happened at a private school in Aliganj area of the Uttar Pradesh capital. The injured child was found in the school toilet and immediately rushed to the KGMU trauma centre, where the kid’s condition is said to be serious.
The incident happened at Brightland School in Lucknow’s Aliganj area on Tuesday. As per reports, the victim, Hrithik, is a Class 1 student and a resident of Triveni Nagar area of the city. The accused girl is said to be a Class 7 student of the same school. According to police, the girl allegedly took the boy to the toilet where she tied him with her ‘dupatta’ and started stabbing him. After injuring him, the girl shut the toilet door and escaped.
Lucknow Police are examining the CCTV footage obtained from the school.
Ryan School Murder
In a similar incident in Gurugram last year, a Class 11 student of Ryan International School had allegedly killed seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur. The accused was apprehended by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) later. The agency had claimed that the accused had confessed to his crime in front of his father and an independent witness.
However, Gurgaon Police had earlier arrested a bus conductor, Ashok Kumar, who was employed by Ryan International School. The state police had alleged that the bus conductor Ashok had seen the boy in the washroom and tried to sexually abuse him. When the child resisted and started screaming, Ashok killed him. The Haryana police had also claimed that the conductor Ashok had confessed to killing the child. However, the driver was later found not guilty during CBI probe.
The shocking murder of Pradyuman Thakur had led to massive country-wide outrage. CEO of Ryan schools, Ryan Pinto, had then said, “We will not succumb to all the various false allegations being made nor will we fuel the various controversies being spread. we should not unjustly be blamed or branded as the perpetrators.”