Bihar school closes after Maoist threat
Thursday, July 19, 2007
A government primary school in Bihar's Gaya district has remained shut for over two weeks after Maoists allegedly abducted a school teacher earlier this month.
Though the teacher was released two days later, the four teachers of the school, including the principal, have not visited the school for the last two weeks at Bhupnagar village under Amas block in Gaya, about 150 km from here, fearing the rebels.
Police said Maoists kidnapped Sanjay Choudhary at gunpoint when he was returning home from school on his motorcycle. Later, he was released.
Maoists had reportedly threatened to teach a lesson to the teachers for 'neglecting' the school.
'Education of over 100 students has been affected,' an official said.
A police complaint has been lodged, but the district administration has not bothered to intervene, a villager alleged.
Gaya, one of the four districts in south Bihar, is regarded as a stronghold of the Maoists.
posted by Resistance 7/19/2007 09:45:00 PM,