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UP girl serious after drinking water laced with phenyl

UP girl serious after drinking water laced with phenyl

Lucknow: A 15-year-old girl, student of class 8, has been hospitalised in a critical condition after someone mixed phenyl in her water bottle.

The girl, a student of a prominent private school in Lucknow, was being stalked by some boys from her school and she had informed her parents about this.

In fact, the parents were in the visitor’s room, waiting to meet the school officials regarding the complaint, when the girl fell ill after drinking water from the bottle.

The girl’s uncle told reporters that the stalkers would often leave love letters in her school bag which proved that they belonged to the same school.

One of the notes said, “Sorry for harming you but I have love. You have cheated me and you have to pay”.

About a fortnight ago, the girl was waiting for the bus after school when she felt a sudden pain in her arm. She saw blood and realized that she had been attacked with a razor.

The girl’s family alleged that the school authorities were now pressuring them to hush up the matter.

However, an FIR has been lodged against unknown persons and the school management under the Posco Act.

Officer in charge of the Vikas Nagar police station, Arun Singh, said that the FIR had been registered against unknown person and school management under IPC sections 354(a), 324, 328 and 506 besides slapping Pocso (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act.

He said that the police was scanning the video footage to identify the miscreants.