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Class 10 student arrested for drugging girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua

The boy mixed the intoxicant in his classmate’s lunch with the “motive to develop relations,” the police say.

india Updated: May 02, 2018 17:20 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Jammu
The  shopkeeper, who sold the intoxicant to the boy, has also been arrested.
The shopkeeper, who sold the intoxicant to the boy, has also been arrested. (File photo)

A Class 10 student was detained for allegedly intoxicating his classmate by lacing her lunch with a drug at a school in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, police said on Wednesday.

The boy got some intoxicant from a shop and mixed it in the girl’s lunch. The incident took place at a school in the district on Tuesday, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Kathua Shridhar Patil said.

The boy mixed the intoxicant in the girl’s lunch with the “motive to develop relations”, he said.

The girl, also a Class 10 student, was hospitalised, the SSP said, adding that her statement would be taken after she recovers.

The shopkeeper, who sold the intoxicant to the boy, has been arrested, the officer said.

The boy was apprehended and the shopkeeper arrested under Section 328 of the Ranbir Penal Code that relates to poisoning somebody with an intent to commit an offence, police said.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)