Panic in the area, no student came to school

Teachers spend lazy time on school porch (Photo: Odhikar)

A man has been killed in Paharpur village of Chapra union in Kumarkhali upazila of Kushtia due to the spread of domination between the two sides. Many men have left the area in this incident. The women also went to their relatives’ houses in other villages with their furniture. The murder took place on Tuesday (January 18). Since then, the police have taken position at every corner. No student came to the school. And the teachers are waiting on the verandah of the office building waiting for the students.

This scene is of Paharapur Government Primary School No. 37 of Chapra Union of Kumarkhali Upazila of Kushtia.

Classroom filled benches. Duster is lying on the table. There is a teacher’s chair next to the table. Not just students and teachers. On Thursday (January 20) at 11:30 am, I went to the school and saw the sunny atmosphere in the school. The national flag is flying on iron poles. Seven teachers and the school nanny are sitting on the verandah of the school with nails on the grill.

Talking to the teachers, it is learned that Paharpur Government Primary School No. 36 was established in 1933 on 51 percent land. At present the total number of students in the school is 155. In contrast, there are seven teachers. Due to Corona special teaching is going on in the school. There was a third grade lesson in the morning. But no student came to the school.

According to police and local sources, clashes between Lashkar and Mandal groups have been going on in Paharpur village over the spread of domination. Seven people have been killed in the conflict in the last five years. Each clash resulted in extensive vandalism and looting in the area. There are regular assault cases. Families are left behind for fear of assault, vandalism and lawsuits.

It is also learned that a man named Amirul Islam (55), son of Sajjat ​​Hossain of Paharpur village was hacked to death by the opposition on Tuesday afternoon due to previous enmity. Police handed over the body to the family last Wednesday. Extreme tension is prevailing in the area.

In this regard, the headmaster of the school deleted. Tamanna Yasmin said, “There are clashes between the two sides in the area. One was killed. So the students did not come to the school. Teachers are working hard to save their jobs. The atmosphere in the area is tense.

He further said, “Dominance has been going on in the area for about 5 years. Attacks and vandalism are going on. The number of people in the village is decreasing day by day. The number of students in the school is decreasing. If it continues like this, the school will be destroyed. ‘

Saima Afroz, an assistant teacher at the school, said: We need to end this long-standing domination. ‘

In this regard, Upazila Education Officer Mostafizur Rahman said, For this reason, the teachers and students did not come. We are talking to DPO sir about the safety of teachers.

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Kumarkhali Police Officer-in-Charge (OC) Kamruzzaman Talukder said one person was killed in a clash between the two sides. The burial of the body has been completed. A case is being processed at the police station. Additional police are deployed in the area.

OD / AM


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