Fire mishap in Maths Dept in Pondicherry Varsity

A fire in the premises of the Department of Mathematics in Pondicherry University Thursday resulted in gutting of several computer sets and the loss was estimated to be around Rs 45 lakh.

Updated: Jun 21, 2012, 21:25 PM IST

Puducherry: A fire in the premises of the Department of Mathematics in Pondicherry University Thursday resulted in gutting of several computer sets and the loss was estimated to be around Rs 45 lakh, officials said.
University Registrar S.Lokanathan said a probe had been instituted at the University management level to find the cause of the fire and a police complaint had also been filed, adding, “We do not also rule out the possibility of sabotage."
The University had witnessed periodic fire accidents in some departments in the past resulting in loss of property.

PTI