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Militants torch school near Moreh ahead of inauguration

The ceiling, rooftop, doors and windows of the school have been gutted by the fire.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 14 Jun 2024, 6:38 pm

(PHOTO: IFP)
(PHOTO: IFP)

Suspected Kuki Militants torched a government residential school ahead of its inauguration at T Minou, located in Tengnoupal district, located 7 kilometers from Moreh Police Station in Tengnoupal district on Wednesday, around 9 pm,

As per sources, post of 5th Assam Rifles near the school. It is believed that the suspected Kuki militants set the school ablaze following an information regarding the imminent deployment of Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in the area. The ceiling, rooftop, doors and windows of the school have been gutted by the fire.  

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Following an inspection of the school by a police team led by the Moreh officer-in-charge, a meeting was convened with the Tengnoupal Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police, and the Sub-Divisional Officer of Moreh, sources said. The displaced Kukis were residing at the residential school as a relief camp.

As per sources, the residential Navodaya Vidyalaya was set to be inaugurated shortly.

According to police, around 20 families were residing at the relief camp. However, many items including utensils and clothes of various families were destroyed by the fire, while some were able to retrieve their goods.

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During a spot inquiry by Moreh police, bloodstains were found inside a charred room, raising suspicions of potential injuries among the Kuki Militants who set fire to the building. Items worth around Rs 80 lakh were reportedly damaged by the fire.

Mention may be made that, the border town of Moreh and its surrounding areas had been besieged by armed Kuki militants since the outbreak of violence in May, 2023.

Police and state forces had been struggling to maintain a semblance of order in the border town and Tengnoupal district since the assassination of a police officer by Kuki militants, while central forces continue to remain spectators in the violence hit border town.
 

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