West Bengal: Bomb explosion occurs at govt school near Barrackpore, no injuries reported

The police have reached the spot and are conducting an investigation.

Aritra SinghaUpdated: Saturday, September 17, 2022, 09:20 PM IST
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Kolkata: A crude bomb exploded at the roof of a school in North 24 Parganas Titagarh area on Saturday while the classes were going on.

The students and the teachers were running as they got afraid due to the sound of the explosion. However, no one was injured.

According to police, an investigation is going on and it is being ascertained whether the bomb was placed inside the school building or it was thrown from outside.

“A single crude bomb has exploded and no casualty or injury has been reported. We are probing the matter,” said the investigating police.

Soon after the blast, the parents of the students were also seen worried and some of them even said that they would ‘refrain’ from sending their children to the school before further communication from the authorities.

The headmaster of the school, A Siddiqui said that at first, he couldn’t believe that the explosion happened inside the school building.

“Over 1000 students study in this school. When the explosion happened the entire building was shaking. Initially, I didn’t believe that the explosion happened inside the school building as I never thought someone would do this. Then I realized that the explosion happened in the staircase leading to the terrace,” said the headmaster.

No sooner did the incident happen than a political slugfest began.

Barrackpore MP Arjun Singh said that he had asked the police to conduct a proper probe and punish the culprits.

“All those who are involved with this incident won’t be spared. I am afraid to even think that what would have happened if there had been any student at the time of the explosion. I have spoken with the police and asked them to conduct a proper probe,” said Singh who had returned to TMC from BJP.

BJP MP Locket Chatterjee demanded a CBI probe into this incident.

“It is such a shameful incident and violence is common in every part of the state. The goons are not even sparing the children. CBI probe should be given to this incident as CID cannot conduct a proper probe to this incident,” said Locket.

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