Lucknow, Jan 31 (PTI) The Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) today extended till February 7 the interim bail of a class 8 girl accused of attacking a class 1 boy of her school with a sharp weapon. Also Read - UP News: 5 Dead, Several Hospitalised After Drinking Spurious Liquor in Prayagraj
The six-year-old was allegedly attacked in the toilet of the Brightland School in Triveni Nagar here by the girl on January 17. Also Read - Planning To Go To Lucknow for Diwali? No Entry Without Covid-19 Test, Especially For Delhiites
She was granted interim bail earlier and the regular bail plea was to be heard yesterday, but the matter was deferred for today. Also Read - Remember Kushinagar's Conjoined Twins? They Have Finally Been Separated After 9-Hour-Surgery at Lucknow’s KGMU
The counsel for the boy today pleaded that the age of the girl should be determined on the basis of medical examination.
However, the girl’s counsel argued that it should be determined on the basis of school certificates.
The JJB directed both the counsels to bring their pleas on record by way of the affidavit and fixed February 7 as the next date for hearing.
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), Lucknow, Mukesh Kumar Singh had issued a notice to the school seeking clarification as to why legal action should not be initiated against it.
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