MANGALDAI, Sept 24 - The Darrang district administration has directed the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya authority at Dhula to do the needful in order to bring back the inmates of the residential school after a phase of uncertainty since the last few days as all the 54 inmates fled the school on Monday in panic following threats by miscreants on the previous night.
Deputy Commissioner Ashok Kumar Barman and Superintendent of Police Sreejith T on Saturday visited the school to take stock of the situation and put in place security measures.
Talking to mediapersons, the Superintendent of Police informed that two Home Guards had been deployed for security of the inmates, while police has identified the miscreants concerned, who have been absconding to avoid arrest.
�We have already identified the miscreants involved in Saturday night�s incident and a search operation is on to nab and book them,� observed the SP.
Meanwhile, Darrang Police on Sunday evening nabbed one Billal Ali (20) s/o Mantaz Ali, a resident of Paniakhat village in connection with the sensational incident. The accused has been booked in Dhula PS case no. 419/18 u/s 448/363/511/34 IPC, informed a senior Darrang police official.
It may be mentioned here that uncertainty has been prevailing in the residential secondary-level school under the Union Ministry of HRD for girls from the disadvantaged section of society as all the 54 inmates have not yet returned to the institution after they had left for home on Monday following an incident of unauthorised entry by some miscreants into the school campus, besides damage of property on Sunday night.
The warden of the school Dipanjali Saharia lodged a complaint at Dhula Police Station. Additional Deputy Commissioner incharge of Sarba Siksha Abhiyan, Darrang district, Kalpana Deka on Friday visited the school to take stock of the overall situation.
Surprisingly, the District Programme Officer of SSA, Darrang, Gobinda Saikia, who is reportedly responsible for looking after the institution, is stated to have overlooked the seriousness of the incident by not informing the same to the district administration.
Meanwhile, parents of the boarders have demanded assurance of safety and security of their wards from the authority concerned.
According to the school authority, unidentified masked miscreants terrorised the teenaged female boarders while trying to enter into the main boarding hall by breaking open the weak doors. As the inmates and the warden raised a hue and cry, the miscreants fled before arrival of the police. However, just after the police team left, the miscreants returned and threw stones, while threatening the inmates. According to police, this is not the first such incident of its kind in the said institution.