"She (Clinton) has an obvious right and power to be involved in a matter where there is obvious misconstruction of the Vienna Convention," Ravi Batra, the lawyer in the Kirittika Biswas case told PTI, referring to the agreement that governs consular relations between countries.
"She understands national security interest and public safety and there is a certain courtesy extended among nations," he said.
Biswas is the daughter of the Vice Consul General in New York. Batra has written to Clinton with details about the case, which has been widely covered by the Indian media in the past two weeks.
Biswas, who was accused of sending obscene emails to her teacher, is suing the New York City government for USD 1.5 million.
After her arrest and suspension from school, the real culprit was found. Biswas claims she was handcuffed and led out of school on February 8.