Miscreants vandalised a Kozhikode Upper Primary late on Thursday night, ruining the arrangements made for Onam celebrations.
Teachers of BEM UP School in Puthiyara, arrived at the school on Friday morning to find that their hard labour the previous night had now been ruined.
Vandals poured kerosene into the school well contaminating the water, defecated in the kitchen near the stove, and sand mixed into the food prepared for the celebrations.
Teachers and other school staff had been in school until around 11 pm on Thursday making Onam arrangements for the children.
Not just the Onam preparations, even furniture had not been spared. “There was mud in the curry we made yesterday. We were supposed to make other food items today, but everything was ruined. Books, papers and furniture were all upended. They also defecated inside kitchen and around the school,” Headmistress Nancy told The News Minute.
This is not the first time that the school has been targeted by vandals. In June, a day before the school reopening, they found the school in similar conditions. “We had cleaned school environment, but the next day when we came, someone had defecated in school building and outside,” she said.
Kozhikode District Collector Prasanth Nair who visited the school told media that action will be taken at the earliest to find the suspects.
“This is such a bad incident. Sane people will not do this. How can somebody ruin small kids’ food? This will be considered seriously,” the Collector said.
He also made arrangements to ensure that the celebration is not cancelled. The district administration sponsored the food which was brought from outside and the students celebrated the festival.