Maoists demolish school buildings in Chhattisgarh

May 17th, 2008 - 3:37 pm ICT by admin  

Raipur, May 17 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas have demolished at least seven school buildings in Chhattisgarh’s tribal dominated areas in the last three days, a police official said Saturday. “The banned Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) is now on a school building demolition spree in Dantewada district with at least seven schools being extensively damaged since Thursday,” Girdhari Nayak, inspector general (Maoist operation), told IANS.

Dozens of rebels raided government schools in Kuakonda block in Dantewada, some 520 km south of capital Raipur, Thursday night. They damaged five buildings with sharp edged weapons, but they did not use any explosives.

The police claimed that the insurgents Friday night targeted two boarding schools run by the tribal department.

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