Armed outfit sets school ablaze

MAHOTTARI: Property worth over a million rupees was reduced to cinder when cadres of All Madhesh Liberation Front — a little known armed outfit in the Tarai — set fire to the school building of Bakharimai Higher Secondary School here in the district at 4 am this morning.

All the books in library, materials of science lab, furniture and other important school documents were destroyed in the fire.

Although some local residents and a fire engine from Jaleswor put out the flames, it was too late as the school property was already burnt.

According to the school administration, all the important documents of the school have been destroyed in the fire.

The arsonist group, leaving behind a pamphlet at the site, said that they set the school afire as the responsible persons of the school were found involved in irregularities during the selection of the school teachers recently.