A class 8 student allegedly poisoned her classmate by mixing mosquito repellent in her water bottle, apparently envious of her for securing higher marks in exams, police said. The accused girl later allegedly tried to commit suicide, fearing police inquiry into the incident, and was stated to be serious, an official said. She put the liquid mosquito repellent into the water bottle of her classmate on Monday at their private school in the city.
Later, the victim drank water from her bottle following which she complained of uneasiness and started vomiting. The girl was later taken to a hospital where she is undergoing treatment and is reported to be stable, Civil Lines police station in-charge Bhupendra Singh said.
“Both the girls, aged around 13-14, study in the same class. After drinking water from her bottle, the victim suspected something unusual and told her friend that the water smelt like mosquito repellent. After she began to feel uneasy, the school administration informed her parents, who took her to a hospital. In the CCTV footage of the classroom, the accused girl was seen pouring the mosquito repellent into her classmate’s water bottle and then hiding it inside the bag of another student.”
Later, the school staff informed the police about the matter. “In the CCTV footage of the classroom, the accused girl was seen pouring the mosquito repellent into her classmate’s water bottle and then hiding it inside the bag of another student,” Singh said.

We really hope that the education authorities will look into the matter and take steps to reduce the pressure on students who are taking such horrific steps at such young stage.

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