A Dharan-based Delhi Public School bus was torched and another vandalised by the student wing of the Communist Party of Nepal, Maoist, in Nepal on Monday.
The buses carrying students were stopped and attacked even before they could be evacuated. One bus was set on fire while the other was damaged with sticks and stones.
“We had crossed the Seuti bridge when a man stopped the bus, poured petrol on it and got ready to burn it. We came out screaming,” a student said.
The terrified students fled to a nearby jungle and hid there till a police team took them in a separate bus to the nearby police station.
“Though no student was injured, the incident has terrified them,” principal Anupal Sagar told HT over phone, adding that there was no warning from any student union.
The only DPS in Nepal, located 550 km east of Kathmandu functioning under the Delhi Public School Society, New Delhi, was reportedly targeted as it has a foreign name, charges exorbitant fees and teaches a ‘different’ curriculum.