A Class 7 student of Kendriya Vidyalaya was attacked with blades by three boys, just three days after her younger sister was attacked in a similar way by four youths to exert pressure on their parents to withdraw a case harassment and stalking against four people in Chittorgarh’s Rawatbhata town, police said on Friday. The girls have sustained minor injuries on their hands.
The back-to-back attacks come within a week after the eldest of the three siblings was harassed and stalked by four unidentified youths.
According to the police, a Class 12 student was teased, harassed and stalked by four people on July 7 while she was on her way to school along with her sister. Following the incident the family had lodged a complaint against the unidentified youths at Rawatbhata police station.
Four days later, on July 11, the sister of the Class 12 student was attacked with a blade by four masked youths wearing uniforms inside the toilet of Kendriya Vidyalaya number three. The girl, a student of Class 6, was also warned by the “friends” of the July 7 accused not to give testimony in the stalking and harassment case.
On Thursday, the third sister, who is a student of Class 7, was attacked by three minors on the premises of Kendriya Vidyalaya number four. The boys were wearing school uniforms and police suspect them to be students of the school.
Rawatbhata police station inspector, Premdan Ratnu, told reporters they have detained the four youths accused of the July 11 attack and three accused in the July 14 incident. “All of them are not students. But five are minors,” he said.
The youngest sister was attacked as she was an eyewitness in the harassment and stalking case, the policeman said, adding that the three boys accused in the Thursday’s attack had slashed the hands of the girl and told her to exert pressure on her parents to withdraw the July 7 police case.
“We are investigating both the cases lodged on July 11 and 14,” Ratnu said, adding that the police were planning to depute policemen in plain clothes in the two schools to prevent recurrence of blade attacks.