Wee-hour twin blasts damage school near Assam-Mizoram border



Miscreants triggered two blasts on the premises of Muliwala Lower Primary School near the Assam-Mizoram border in the wee hours of Wednesday, an official statement said.

The blasts, which occurred at 1.30 am, caused extensive damage to the school building along with the drinking water reservoir and boys’ toilet, which was under construction.

The school, near the inter-state boundary in Hailakandi district, is about 12 km away from Ramnathpur police station.

“On receipt of information, the officer-in-charge of Ramnathpur police station followed by Additional Superintendent of Police (headquarters), Kulendra Nath Deka rushed to the spot and started the investigation,” the statement said.

“Though the situation is tense, it is under control. Security has been beefed up following the incident,” the statement said.

Hailakandi Deputy Commissioner Megh Nidhi Dahal and Superintendent of Police, Pabindra Kumar Nath also rushed to the site and took stock of the situation.

In October last year, several persons from both states were injured in violence along the inter-state border after some temporary huts and shops were gutted, leading to a road blockade on the Assam side for several days.

Two schools along the inter-state border in Assam were also damaged by blasts triggered by miscreants escalating tension in the border areas.

(Edited by Laxmi Chyrmang)