Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Maoists blow up school building in Bihar

Gaya, Tue, 16 Jun 2009 ANI

Gaya, June 16 (ANI): In a fresh case of Maoist violence in Bihar, rebels triggered dynamite blasts in a government school building at Chakarbandha village in Gaya district on Monday.

Two more buildings in the vicinity of the school, housing the village community hall and the village administration office were also damaged in the blast.

The Maoists also attacked policemen who were returning after taking stock of the situation from the spot.

However, no casualty has been reported so far from both the sides.

The police believe that the continuous Maoists attack on government establishments is a result of their frustration.

"They (Maoists) are frustrated and demoralised. They are opposing the villagers due to which the children are not getting proper education. They are basically exhibiting their frustration," said Ranjan Prasad, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Gaya.

"The combing operation was on and that adequate measures will be taken to beef up security," he added.

The Maoists claim that they are fighting for the rights of the landless labourers and the poor and marginal farmers. (ANI)

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