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Girls’ school torched in remote Gaibandha char

WT24 Desk

Unidentified miscreants set a girls’ school on fire at Kunderpara in sadar upazila of the district early Friday, putting the future of 600 female students of the school into uncertainty,UNB reports.

Abdus Salam, chairman of Kamarjani Union, said miscreants set fire to ‘Gono Unnayan Academy High School’, located in the remote char area, in the dead of night, that gutted classrooms and office room of the school and valuables.

Seeing the flame, local people rushed in and tried to douse the fire but failed. Chairman Abdus Salam, said the school was established in 2003, aiming to reach education facilities to the poor and unprivileged children of the char in the Brahmaputra River.

A local NGO provided a boat for carrying students to the school but due to the incident the educational activities of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinees will be hampered.

Asadur Haq, Headmaster of the school, said seven rooms of the school including a office room, furniture, educational equipment, certificates of the students and other valuables worth Tk one crore, was gutted by the fire.

On information, additional deputy commissioner of Gaibandha Shamsul Alam, Upazila Nirbahi Officer Alia Jahan and senior police officials visited the school.

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