Govt High School gutted in mysterious blaze

A government high School building turned into ashes in a mysterious blaze on Wednesday night in Ramban district, Police said.

The police spokesperson said that an additional block of government high School Dalwass caught fire on Wednesday night due to which the building turned into ashes till the fire tenders from Batote and Ramban reached the spot.

District administration had madeshift few families whose residential houses had collapsed due to landslides at Dalwass on Jammu Srinagar National Highway in the month of February.

The cause of the fire is presumed may have occurred due to leakage of LPG gas cylinder from some families temporarily kept in the School by the administration.

However SHO Police Station Chanderkote Inspector Vijay Kotwal told that in this regard a case has been registered and investigation has been set into motion to ascertain the real cause of fire.

Before the arrival of fire tenders the fire had turned the School building block into ashes however the building was also designated as polling station for the voters of the area who were going to cast their vote for selecting DDC members today, alleged a group of locals.

The polling booth was later shifted to another block of the School and polling was completed without any hindrance claimed administration.