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Principal seeks aid from police

Tura, Feb. 25: A school headmaster in a remote village of West Garo Hills in Meghalaya has sought police intervention to arrest the accused who had recently attacked him.

He has made an appeal to the Shillong bench of Gauhati High Court to quash the school managing committee, which he alleged was formed illegally.

The headmaster of Konarchar Girl UP School, 50km from here, was assaulted on February 21 as he had challenged the formation of a school managing committee.

Headmaster Samiul Islam has filed an FIR with Garobadha investigation centre.

He has named Abdul Mozid Sheik, Gazibur Rahman, Razanur Rahman, Rofiqul Islam, Rehena Begum, Rezabul Sheik, Enamul Hoque and Morzina Khatun for engineering the attack. All are members of the newly formed school committee.

Islam said, “The accused not only assaulted me but made an attempt to murder me. They were carrying sharp weapons with them. If the locals had not intervened, I would have been killed.”

He said the school already has a managing committee, which is headed by him.

However, a group led by Abdul Mozid Sheik constituted a committee, which is “illegal”.

The Shillong bench of Gauhati High Court, hearing the plea of the headmaster, has passed an order that the salary for the teacher be disbursed from the school.

The headmaster also said the accused are now threatening him with dire consequences. Members of the new committee could not be contacted.