Talcher: Four students of a primary
school in Orissa`s Angul district were on Saturday seriously injured
after a crude bomb exploded, police said.
The mishap occurred in the Upper Primary (UP) school at
Bankhol, about 50 kms from here, in which the victims, two
boys and as many girls, suffered injury in their face, eye and
hands, they said.
The injured were immediately shifted to the local
hospital, then to the district headquarter hospital at Angul
and later to the S C B Medical College Hospital at Cuttack.
"We cleaned the school, collected the waste and threw
it outside when a bomb blew up. We didn`t know that there was
a bomb inside," one of the injured said.
Meanwhile, a large number of villagers, who gheraoed
the school after the incident, hold the teachers responsible
for the incident, alleging that the teachers had kept the bomb
in the school due to rivalry among themselves.
Brahmananda Sahu, Inspector-in-Charge of Khamara police
said the police was investigating into allegations.
District inspector of schools Niranjan Parida said,
"We are inquiring into the allegations as to whether the
incident occurred due to rivalry between the teachers in the
school and action would be initiated against the guilty."