Teacher's transfer sparks violence in Rajasthan

Teacher's transfer sparks violence in Rajasthan

Angry students torch nearby police checkpost, motorcycles gutted in fire

Students protesting against the transfer of a teacher in Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan torched a police chowki and set the vehicle of tehsildar on fire on Thursday.

Tension prevailed in the area after police used force to disperse students who had blocked a road as a mark of their protest.

According to police sources, Hindi lecturer Ashok Kumar of Pandit Thadakeshwar Sharma Government Senior Secondary School under Buhana police station was transferred to some other school.

The teacher was relieved of his duties on Wednesday and since then, the students have been protesting against his transfer.

They boycotted classes and staged a sit-in on Wednesday, following which police reached
the spot and forcefully removed the students.

Vehicles burnt

But on Thursday morning, the unrelenting students again sit on a dharna and blocked traffic. Police and tehsildar reached there and tried to reason with them. However, the students were not ready to listen.

Meanwhile, some miscreants burnt down the tehsilar’s vehicle which lead to an ugly turn of events. In response, police cane-charged the protesters while they started stonepelting.

The irate students ransacked and later torched the nearby police checkpost.  The cops reached there with more reinforcement and brought the situation under control.

While being on the spot Jhunjhunu police superintendent Kailash Chand Bishnoi accused the teacher of instigating students.

He said some motorcycles parked at the police checkpost were also gutted in fire.  The situation is a little tense but under control, Bishnoi said.

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