Mysterious blast inside Doda school leaves Principal among two injured

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Jammu, Aug 6: A Principal of Government Higher Secondary School and a lady staff member got injured when a mysterious blast took place inside the room of the Principal in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir.
“An information was received on Monday morning that blast occurred in Government Higher Secondary School, Shiva following which a team dispatched,” police here said.
They said that blast has occurred in staff room of the School in which Hoshyar Singh, Principal of the school was injured and shifted to District Hospital Doda for treatment from where he has been taken to Narayana Hospital, Katra and his condition is stated to be stable.
Police said that upon enquiry it has been found that at around 0920 hours, when the Principal along with his staff members entered the room, a low intensity blast occurred injuring him and the furniture items also caught fire.
One lady staff member namely Sharifa has also received minor burn injury in the incident, police added.
“The fire was brought under control and injured were shifted to hospital,” they said adding that police has taken up the case for investigation into the incident to ascertain all the facts.
A case under section 324 RPC, 3 Explosive substance Act has been registered while FSL team from Jammu has been requisitioned by SSP Doda, who shall be reaching the spot soon.