Std VII girl seeking holiday attacks junior in Uttar Pradesh school

Updated: Jan 19, 2018, 11:51 IST | Agencies

The principal of a school, where a Std I boy was allegedly attacked with a sharp-edged weapon by a girl, was yesterday arrested even as officials said the suspect wanted a holiday in the event of a schoolmate's death

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath meets Ritik Sharma, the Std I student in Lucknow. Pic/PTI
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath meets Ritik Sharma, the Std I student in Lucknow. Pic/PTI

The principal of a school, where a Std I boy was allegedly attacked with a sharp-edged weapon by a girl, was yesterday arrested even as officials said the suspect wanted a holiday in the event of a schoolmate's death. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited a trauma centre here and talked to doctors, inquiring about the well-being of six-year-old Ritik, who was attacked in the toilet of Brightland School in Triveni Nagar locality by his senior, in a chilling reminder of the murder of Std II student Pradyuman Thakur in a Gurgaon school last year. The boy was stated to be out of danger.

The school's principal Rachit Manas was arrested by the police in connection with the incident that took place on January 16. "He has been arrested for negligence and hiding evidence. He did not inform the police of the incident," Senior Superintendent of Police Deepak Kumar said.

District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma said that prima facie it appeared that someone might have told the girl that a holiday could be announced by the school authorities only if there was death of any student. "To get the school closed, the girl attacked Ritik," police said. An FIR was lodged in connection with the incident on Wednesday.

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