Guardians clash with cops; 10 hurt

MAHOTTARI: A clash between police and local guardians on the premises of Aarati Higher Secondary School here in the district left 10 persons injured, of whom seven

are policemen.

The clash ensued after the police and the headmaster of the school, Bindeshwor Yadav, attempted to unlock the school, to which the guardians objected. The latter had been padlocking the school from the last 15 days saying that irregularities were rife in the school.

All the injured are receiving medical attention at a local health post.

The guardians accused the school administration of failing to maintain the quality education and embezzling scholarship fund meant for Dalit students.

No sooner had the police team led by DSP Dhruba Raut taken the situation under control, the locals obstructed the Bardibas-Jaleshwor road section.