Class I student stabbed by senior girl in Lucknow school, critical
Lucknow: In a shocking incident, reminding everyone of the infamous Pradyuman murder case of Ryan International school, a class I student was stabbed by an unidentified girl student in a Lucknow school. The victim is in critical condition.
The incident brought back the horrific memories of the murder of Ryan International School's Class 2 student Pradyuman Thakur that took place last year.
Hrithik, student of Brightland school, was found bleeding profusely and unconscious at Brightland school in Triveni Nagar on Tuesday.
School Principal Reena Manas said the crime occurred after the morning assembly and that the boy was admitted to the Trauma Centre at King George's Medical University.
The boy told police that a 'didi' sporting a boy-cut hair style first took him to the bathroom, thrashed him, and then stabbed him with a knife. He told his parents and police that he could identify the girl.
Officials said the bathroom on the second floor was sealed on Wednesday and police were looking for the accused.
A teacher said that though all closed-circuit televisions in the school were functional, there was no CCTV near the bathroom and hence it was becoming difficult to zero in on the accused girl.
Police are now waiting for Hrithik's condition to improve, whereafter they will try to identify the culprit.
Seeing the seriousness of the incident, District Inspector of Schools (DIOS) has issued a notice to the school for not informing it about the mishap timely.
DIOS also released security guidelines for schools which include CCTV cameras.