Class VII student attacks with blade by classmate

NEW DELHI: A Class VII student allegedly attacked his fellow classmate with a blade over a minor dispute on seating arrangment in Kendriya Vidyalaya, NTPC, Badarpur in south east Delhi, police said on Saturday.

The victim underwent 35 stitches on his back and has been admitted to AIIMS Trauma Centre.

On Friday afternoon, after the incident took place, the boy was initially given first-aid treatment at the school's medical room, and later taken to a local dispensary.

However, as the injuries were serious in nature, he was referred to the Trauma Centre of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) .

Sources said that both the boys got into an altercation over seating arrangement in their class, during which the victim was threatened by his classmate.

The victim complained to his class teacher and informed about the threat, but the teacher brushed it aside as a minor issue.

However, things took an ugly turn when the victim went out during lunch break. The classmate caught hold of him in the washroom, overpowered him and attacked him with the blade of a pencil sharpner.

Despite the serious nature of the incident, the victim was fortunate to not receive any greivious injuries.

"Both students are of class VII. One took out the pencil sharpener blade and slashed the other in the back. The victim is out of danger. General diary entry has been lodged, as FIR cannot be registered against minor," said Chinmoy Biswal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East) on Saturday.

The police have written to the school to take necessary action against the erring 'indisciplied' student.

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