What's wrong with our schools? Class 1 kid stabbed by a senior student in Lucknow

The victim is undergoing treatment in a hospital

A Class I student was allegedly stabbed by his senior on Tuesday in Brightland Inter College School in Lucknow. The six-year-old was attacked with a kitchen knife in the school’s  washroom.

The victim sustained cuts on his eyebrow and stomach and has been admitted to King George’s Medical University (KGMU), where his condition is said to be stable, reports The Indian Express.

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According to reports, the victim was taken to the washroom by a class VI student where he was gagged and later attacked with a knife. Soon after, he was spotted by a teacher, Amit Singh Chauhan, who found him in a pool of blood. He was immediately taken to a private hospital but was later admitted to KGMU.

In a statement given to the police, the victim said that the senior student attacked him because she wanted an early closure of the school that day, reports The Times of India.

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While the incident happened on Tuesday, it was only a day later that the school authorities managed to report it to the police. A showcause notice has been issued to the school and the principal has been arrested. Police have sent the hair found on the body of the victim for a DNA test. She will be presented before the Juvenile Justice Board, reports ANI.

The incident is a chilling reminder of the Ryan International School murder case where a class II student was allegedly killed by a senior student inside school premises in September. The case sparked an outrage across the country and questions were raised on the lack of adequate security measures across schools. Two days ago, a similar incident happened in Hyderabad where a class 10 student was stabbed by his classmate.