Maoists damage school in Bihar

Maoists badly damaged a school building in Bihar`s Jamui district Monday as they began a daylong strike across the country to protest price rise, corruption and the arrest of rebel leaders, police said Monday.

Updated: Feb 07, 2011, 12:07 PM IST

Patna: Maoists badly damaged a school building in Bihar`s Jamui district Monday as they began a daylong strike across the country to protest price rise, corruption and the arrest of rebel leaders, police said Monday.

Police said Maoists targeted a school building where a police picket was set up last year but later vacated. Jamui is about 200 km from here.

"Maoists used a JCB machine to raze the school building," a police official said.

Maoists have pasted posters in different places saying they have called a strike to protest price rise, corruption and the arrest of Maoist leaders.

IANS