School still in ruins after Maoist attack three years ago
A school in Gaya district of Bihar, which was destroyed in a Maoist attack three years back, is still in ruins due to government's apathy.
On May 25, 2011, Maoist rebels had destroyed a government-run school by dynamite explosion in Tillaya Khurd village of Gaya district.
Since then more than 200 students have been facing a lot of problems due to lack of action by the district administration.
The students are forced to attend their classes under the open sky, even during the monsoon and winter season.
"We are studying outside because our school was destroyed by the rebels. When we go to the school, the building shakes and trembles. We prefer to study outside so that the building doesn't fall upon us," said a student, Pradeep Kumar.
The teachers of the school have repeatedly tried to contact the authorities regarding the matter but no initiative has been taken yet to reconstruct the school building.
"We tried many times. We told all the authorities, high officials and even gave a written complaint to them. When people from media came, we also told them. But no reconstruction has been done in our school," said a teacher, Anil Kumar.
Due to the dilapidated condition of the school, the students and teachers continue to remain under threat from Maoists.
(Posted on 20-02-2014)