Saturday, May 23, 2009

Maoists blow up school building in Jharkhand

Garwah/Chatra (Jharkhand), May 23: Maoists kidnapped and killed two villagers and detonated explosives in a middle school building in Jharkhand's Garwah and Chatra districts in separate incidents.

Armed Maoists abducted two men from their homes at Bhandaria in Garwah last night and shot one dead one claiming he was a police informer and beat another to death for not paying for a new rifle, Garwah Superintendent of Police, Saket Kumar Singh, said.

The two were identifed as Tauswar Ansari and Maqsood.

A separate group of ten to fifteen armed Maoists set off explosives in the Kour Middle School building, which had housed security forces during the Lok Sabha elections in Chatra's Pratapur block in the wee hours, Chatra police chief, Akhilesh Kumar Jha, said.

The explosion destroyed three classrooms and also damaged an under construction building nearby.

Bureau Report

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