Jagatsinghpur, September 16 (LocalWire): Two unidentified men snatched a gold chain in broad daylight from inside the school premises of the government-run primary school in Bamphapur village under Tirtol police.
According to the complaint filed by the school headmistress Sujata Mallick, two men reached the school on a motorbike at around 11:30 am while she was taking a class.
One of the persons met the headmistress Mallick and asked about the documents that he needs to furnish for the admission of his son. The person also requested her to write all the necessary documents on a sheet of paper.
According to Mallick, she went to office room where she wrote the necessary document on plain paper and at this time, one of the unidentified persons snatched her chain weighing 22 gm.
The man pointed a gun at her when she protested and shouted for help.
Hearing her scream, the cook and other children including another lady teacher came out from the classes but the men managed to escape after threatening them with a revolver.
Mallick was later admitted to Manijanaga CHC for treatment. She has also lodged an FIR in Tirtol police station.
According to sources, the students, teachers, and staff at the school are in a state of panic after the incident and feel threatened because there are no security measures at the primary and high schools in all villages of the district.
According to the Tirtol police station inspector-in-charge Krushan Prasad Mishra, the police are yet to identify the accused persons.
“We have conducted raids at different places to find the culprits and expect to nab them very soon,” he added.
Locals point out that frequent vehicle checking and raids on roads has created a fear among the petty criminals snatching and committing robbery on main roads and hence they have targeted schools.
They urged the administration to tighten security and police patrolling in rural areas for the safety of children and teachers.