New Delhi: A class eighth student allegedly attacked his class teacher with an iron rod after being scolded for not getting his textbooks and irregular attendance in South Delhi’s Saket. The incident took place on Saturday. The matter came to the police’s notice at 9.35 AM.

The police said the student had come to school after a gap of few days and was scolded by his teacher for not bringing textbooks, he said. When the teacher checked the student’s bag, he found an iron rod and scolded the boy for not carrying textbooks, a police official said.

During an investigation, other students told the police that after taking the iron rod from the student, the teacher kept it on his table, the officer said. However, when the teacher got busy, the student picked up the rod from the table and kept it back inside his bag, he said. Later, after the teacher got to know about it, he tried to take the student’s bag from him, but the boy took the rod out and attacked him.

The teacher had to be admitted to the AIIMS. Meanwhile, the student was reported to be on the run.

A case has been lodged and the matter is being investigated.

(With PTI inputs)