Police personnel outside a private school as it was torched by protestors after the body of a student was allegedly found on school premises in Patna.
Police personnel outside a private school as it was torched by protestors after the body of a student was allegedly found on school premises in Patna.Photo | PTI

Angry crowd sets Patna school on fire after three-year-old found dead on premises

The child had gone to school, where he used to take tuition after school hours and when he failed to return home by evening, family members started looking for him.

PATNA: An angry crowd set a school on fire on Friday morning after the body of a student was found inside a tank inside the school premises in Bihar's capital city Patna, police said.

According to the sources, the incident took place in the Ramjichak area under Digha police. Angry locals blocked roads and set the school on fire.

The deceased child, aged around three, had gone to school, where he used to take tuition after school hours and when he failed to return home by evening, family members started looking for him. His body was retrieved from inside a tank on the school premises at 3 am today, the police added.

Following this, locals blocked the road and set fire to the school. Fire tenders that rushed to the site managed to douse the blaze.

Senior police officials, who arrived at the site, initiated an investigation.

 Police personnel douse a fire at a school that was torched after a four-year-old child was allegedly found dead near the school premises, in Patna.
Police personnel douse a fire at a school that was torched after a four-year-old child was allegedly found dead near the school premises, in Patna.Photo | PTI

Patna Superintendent of Police Chandra Prakash, detailing the incident, said, "We were informed late at night by the parents, after which our team reached the spot and started collecting evidence. In the CCTV we saw that the child was entering the school but at no point, he can be seen leaving the school premises... We will investigate it as a murder case as they were hiding the body and it shows criminal intent. We have detained three persons; inquiry is on."

(This is a developing story)

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