In a new twist in the Lucknow schoolboy stabbing, the girl who was arrested on Thursday on charges of the attack has said she was innocent. The girl has also claimed of being framed in the case. “The girl was sent for medical examination. She says she is innocent and is being framed,” said Assistant Superintendent Girls Juvenile Home Barabanki, Kanchan Varma, of the girl, who has been accused of attacking a class 1 student of Brightland School in Lucknow. The girl has also been granted interim bail by January 30.
On Thursday, two days after the girl was arrested for allegedly stabbing the Class I boy with a knife, she was sent to the Juvenile Justice Home. As per police, the girl took the step as she wanted a holiday. The boy, who suffered injuries to his stomach and chest, is out of danger now. The principal of the school was also arrested and was booked under sections 201 and 202 of the IPC.
The boy in his statement to the police had said that girl took her to the school’s toilet and attacked him with a knife. He was attacked by a Class 7 girl student with a knife used to chop vegetables. We have sent the hair of the girl, found on the body of the child, for a DNA test,” Deepak Kumar, Senior Superintendent of Police, Lucknow was quoted as saying by ANI.
The police also claimed that the accused had behavioural issues in the past too and had run away from home thrice.
“According to the complaint submitted by the school principal, at around 10.10 am, when students and teachers were going for the morning assembly, the discipline in-charge of the school, Amit Chauhan, heard someone knocking on the washroom doors on the second floor. He found the door bolted from outside and opened it to see 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,” Senior Sub-Inspector (SSI) of Aliganj police station Nand Kishore was quoted as saying by Indian Express.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also visited the boy at the hospital. The District Inspector of Schools also sent a notice to the school, seeking clarification on why legal action should not be taken against it.