Bangladesh: Arson attack on school of football fame

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - Kalsindur Higher Secondary School, famous for producing female footballers, has been burned down by miscreants.

Unidentified people yesterday torched office documents, certificates, and medals won by the students of Kalsindur Higher Secondary School, famous for producing female footballers, in Mymensingh’s Dhobaura upazila.

They burned 16 certificates, including all the academic certificates of two teachers, and 15 medals won by the female footballers in different local and national tournaments, said Ratan Miah, acting principal of the institution.

At least 13 girls of the school are regular players of different age-restricted national football teams, reports our correspondent.

Students found the lock of the school’s office room broken and saw smokes coming out of the room around 7:30am, the acting principal said. 

Later, teachers rushed to the spot and doused the fire, he added.

The school went on Ramadan holiday on May 6, but it was holding remedial classes for some students.     

Ujjal Chadra Paul, a teacher of the school, said the miscreants set ablaze all the academic certificates of his and of another teacher.

They also burned down some important office documents and medals of the students after ransacking three almirahs.

After vising the spot, Officer-in-Charge Ali Ahmed Mollah of Dhobaura Police Station said they would investigate the matter.

Dhobaura Upazila Nirbahi Officer Rafiquzzaman also visited the spot.

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