BELAGAVI: Unidentified miscreants allegedly ransacked higher primary Kannada school no 17 and burnt some documents in Shahapur on Sunday.The miscreants burnt the school records kept in 6th and 7th standard class rooms, boxes of vitamin A tablets, attendance book, curriculum plan, Aadhaar cards, xerox copies of ration cards and more. Apart from it, they damaged benches and toilets of the school.
Sources said the miscreants even consumed liquor on the school premises.
After the incident came to light, Belagavi City Corporation (BCC) opposition leader Ramesh Sontakki, School Development and Management Committee (SDMC) president Ganapathi Upari and other members rushed to the school on Monday morning.
The school authorities told them that many times in the past, miscreants had damaged the school property.
“Several times, the school had approached the police. In one incident, the police had even warned two youths from entering the school premises during night. But it is the first time miscreants ransacked the premises,” they said.
SDMC president Upari said in the last seven months, five theft cases have been reported in the school.
He blamed inmates of government run hostel for these incidents.
The ransacking incident created panic among students of the school. Shahapur police are investigating the case.