Kolkata cops clueless of girl's action

“What is puzzling us is how and when Sneha could have administered the poison,” a police officer said.Around 1.45 pm, some students dashed to the teachers’ room during tiffin hour, informing them that two girls had been taken ill. When the teachers rushed to the classroom they found Payel and Jyoti in a semi-conscious state and frothing in the mouth. When informed about their daughters’ condition, Payal and Jyoti’s parents reached the school within 15 minutes.

According to school principal Devendra Dubey, the teachers, who were unware of possible poisoning, tried to rub the palms and soles of the two girls to prevent them from going cold. “But they kept sinking fast and Jyoti just couldn’t open her eyes at all,” one teacher said, sobbing.

“Even though the doctors tried their best, they could not do anything as the kids were brought in a very critical condition,” Chief Medical Officer (Health) Sourendra Guchait said. The police are clearly treating the case with extreme caution since it involves a minor. For the police, Sneha’s record in school does not suggest she was overwhelmed by peer pressure and rivalry.In trauma, Sneha has already undergone one round of examination which did not yield much information.

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