BISCOE BOY’S BODY STILL UNTRACED
STUDENTS STAGE PROTESTS
Srinagar, May 23: Biscoe boys on Monday staged protest demonstrations against the failure of state administration to fish out the body of their colleague Muhammad Shakir Bhat, a class 10th student, who drowned while swimming in the Jehlum last Friday.
During the early hours the students of Tyndale Biscoe School gathered near the school’s main gate at Lal Chowk and raised slogans against the authorities for their “inefficiency in searching the body of their school mate”.
“The protest is against the delay in the search operation of our friend’s body and governments inefficiency …we want school to be closed at least for a day, so that authorities will understand the loss,” said a group of students.
Police reached the spot and lathi-charged the protesting students wounding some of them.
The SHO Kothi Bagh Police Station said: “Around forty to fifty students gathered near the Biscoe School gate and were demanding to suspension of the class work”.
However, he claimed that no student was injured in the police action. Later, on the request of the police, the students dispersed peacefully.
Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, announced a reward of Rupees 10, 000 to the person who would search Shakir’s body.
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