The Class VII girl who allegedly stabbed a Class I boy with a knife in the school’s toilet, was sent to the Juvenile Justice Home by the Lucknow Police on Thursday. Earlier in the day, the Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath had visited the boy at the trauma centre. The boy who had suffered injuries to his chest and stomach, is out of danger but, the principal of the school was arrested and booked under sections 201 and 202 of the IPC.
The police, in a statement, said that the accused had some behavioural issues in the past and had even run away from her home for three days. Meanwhile, the boy told the police that the girl had taken him to the school’s toilet where she attacked him with a knife. He added that the girl did so in order to get leave from school.
“A didi with boy-cut hair called me, saying a teacher had asked for me. She took me to the bathroom and slapped me. Then she attacked me with a sharp object,” the boy told police in his statement. During the second round of questioning in the evening, he told police, “When I asked didi why she was beating me, she said: I want the school to declare an early closure today.”
The Senior Superintendent of Police, Lucknow, Deepak Kumar said that the girl had attacked the boy with a knife to chop vegetables. “We have sent the hair of the girl, found on the body of the child, for a DNA test,” Kumar said.
The Senior Sub-Inspector (SSI) of Aliganj police station Nand Kishore said that the incident took place around 10:10 AM when the students were going to the morning assembly. He said that the discipline in-charge of the school, Amit Chauhan, heard someone knocking on the washroom doors on the second floor and found it bolted from outside.
When Chauhan opened the door, he saw the boy on the floor with blood oozing from his stomach and a cut on his eyebrow. He was rushed to the KGMU trauma centre. Dr Sandeep Tewari, who is treating the boy, said the victim had deep wounds on chest and stomach that “seem to have been inflicted with a knife-like sharp object.”
A notice has also been issued to the school by the District Inspector of Schools, seeking clarification as to why legal action should not be initiated against it. “The school has not provided information to our office regarding the incident after registration of the FIR. A clarification has been sought from the school,” District Inspector of Schools, Mukesh Kumar Singh said.