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Ryan Case rerun? Class 1 student stabbed with sharp weapon in school toilet in Lucknow

A Class 1 student was injured when he was allegedly attacked with a sharp-edged weapon in the toilet of a private school here, an incident similar to the killing of a Ryan school student in Gurgaon.

The incident took place last morning in the toilet of Brightland School in Triveni Nagar locality in which six-year-old Ritik was injured, police said. “I was informed by the school that my son is injured. He has been attacked with knife by a girl,” said the victim’s distraught father, Rajesh, a class four employee in the high court here.

The boy has been admitted to the Trauma Centre. His condition was stated to be out of danger, officials said. Dr Sandeep Tewari, who was 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”.

An FIR was today registered in connection with the matter and police are probing the matter and are yet to identify the student who attacked the boy, police officials said. Panic gripped the school today when other parents came to know about the incident and charged the school administration with trying to hush up the case.

When contacted, director of the school Veena Vyas, said, “I am taking all the precautions in view of Ryan International school case. We are also looking at whether it is due to the deadly game ‘Blue Whale Challenge’.” “We have 70 CCTV cameras installed in the school and we are going through the footage,” she said.

Meanwhile, taking note of the incident after the picture of the wounded boy went viral on social media and TV channels, District Inspector of Schools (DIoS) Mukesh Kumar Singh issued a notice to the school 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,” Singh said. A seven-year-old boy, Pradyuman Thakur, studying in class II in Gurgaon’s Ryan International School, was found dead with his throat slit by a sharp-edged weapon in the school’s washroom in September last year in which a 16-year-old student has been charged with committing the crime.

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