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Needle man strikes Hyderabad: I felt drowsy after the incident, says Ramya

Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent

Published on: September 6, 2015 | Updated on: Invalid date

Docs say girl had no other injuries and is out of danger

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HyderabadA Class IV student, who went out of school to purchase a gift on the occasion of Teachers’ Day was attacked by an unknown person. The masked man who came on a bike pierced her right upper arm with a needle. The incident occurred nearly 150 metres away from the main gate of the school.
She was admitted to a nearby private hospital, where doctors treated her and confirmed a needle injury on the shoulder. After treatment, doctors confirmed that she had no other injuries and she is out of danger.
R. Yadagiri and Lavanya are from Gajwel in Medak district. They have three children. The victim Ramya is studying in Class IV while her brother Rakesh and her sister Mounika are studying Classes V and UKG respectively. Her father owns a dry-cleaning shop in Indira Nehru Nagar, while her mother is a housewife.
Their father regularly drops them at the main gate of the school on his motorcycle. As he was sick on Saturday, Shiva who is a helper in Yadagiri’s shop dropped her and Rakesh at a small junction near the school. 
Ramya along with two friends, came out of the school to purchase a gift for her class teacher. She walked alone, while her friends were just ahead of her. "A man came wearing a mask on a motorcycle from behind and held my right arm tightly and pierced it. I felt drowsy and my hand was paining badly," said Ramya. 
She rushed back to the school and complained of severe pain. The staff noticed injury marks on her hand and rushed her to the hospital. Before rushing to the school, she turned back to notice that the man fled towards the main road. The girl said that the masked man was wearing a green shirt and black pants. Police registered a case and started an investigation.
CCTV cameras could not capture the accused
The needle man’s attack happened outside the range of the CCTV camera installed at the main gate. Shops around the spot also do not have CCTV cameras. The school watchman, who was at the entrance, did not notice the attacker as he was busy with other kids.
The CCTV camera only showed the girl running into the campus, but was not crying. After entering, she went towards the stairs and only later complained to the school in-charge.
"We questioned her friends and other girls, who were walking behind her to the school, but none of them saw the attacker," said Malkajgiri ACP. Cops are analysing CCTV footage at ATM centres on the main road to see if they can pick out the attacker.
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