School designated as polling centre torched in Shopian village

A school building designated as a polling station for Wednesday’s by-poll in Anantnag parliamentary constituency was torched late Monday evening in Shopian district of south Kashmir.
School designated as polling centre torched in Shopian village
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A school building designated as a polling station for Wednesday's by-poll in Anantnag parliamentary constituency was torched late Monday evening in Shopian district of south Kashmir.

Witnesses said that Govt High School Avend- Rawalpora was set on fire by unknown persons.

They said that locals used spray motors to douse the fire until fire tenders reached at the spot.

DC Shopian Manzoor Qadri said a police party and fire tenders reached the spot to control the fire.

He said nothing can be said about the damage for now.

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