Bomb found in school premises of Cooch Behar

Cooch Behar, 10th August: An atmosphere of terror engulfed the Ghekhirghat Junior High School in Cooch Behar Block this morning when a bomb was sighted in the school premises. The teachers dismissed the students immediately. On receiving the news of the incident, the Kotwali police reached the spot and recovered the bomb and took it with them. Later, the police neutralized the bomb by taking it near Torsha River. Meanwhile, the police have started investigating the entire incident.
Local sources said that this morning a child was playing in the school grounds. He mistook the bomb as a ball and started playing with it. When a relative of the child recognized the bomb, he immediately put the bomb in a bucket. After this, the incident was reported to the police. The police recovered the bomb as soon as the news was received and later defused it. Villagers in the area are horrified by the incident, including the school teachers. Until proper measures are taken to make the school premises safe, the school staffs fear that the terrorized students may not return to school.

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