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Shopian: Fire breaks out at residential quarter of educational institute, cops suspect sabotage

Over The Past Few Months, Around 25 Schools Have Been Burnt Down Mysteriously Across The Kashmir Valley Which Is Under The Grip Of Unrest Following The Killing Of Militant Commander Burhan Wani In An Encounter In Early July

PTI | Updated on: 01 Nov 2016, 11:57:17 PM
A file photo of a school building allegedly set ablaze by unidentified persons in Kashmir. (ANI)


In a suspected case of sabotage, a fire broke out at a residential quarter of an educational institute in Shopian district of Kashmir on Tuesday, police said. 

The fire broke out in the residence of the principal of District Institute of Education and Training at Shopian around 10pm, a police official said. 

Local residents and fire brigade personnel rushed to the spot and put out the fire, he said. 

Officials said the cause of the fire was not immediately known, but did not rule out the possibility of sabotage.

Over the past few months, around 25 schools have been burnt down mysteriously across the Kashmir Valley which is under the grip of unrest following the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani in an encounter in early July.

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First Published : 01 Nov 2016, 11:51:00 PM