Fire at residential quarter of edu institute in Shopian

Srinagar:In a suspected case of sabotage, a fire broke out at a residential quarter of an educational institute in Shopian district of Kashmir tonight, police said.

The fire broke out in the residence of the principal of District Institute of Education and Training at Shopian around 10 PM, a police official said.

Local residents and fire brigade personnel rushed to the spot and put out the fire, he said.

Officials said the cause of the fire was not immediately known, but did not rule out the possibility of sabotage.

Over the past few months, around 25 schools have been burnt down mysteriously across the Kashmir Valley which is under the grip of unrest following the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani in an encounter in early July.