‘Ghost’ forces Srinagar school shut as 17 students faint

Srinagar: Some 17 students of Girls High School, Rei Teng, Miskeen Bagh in the Khanyar locality of Srinagar fell unconscious after they displayed ‘inappropriate’ behaviour. 
The Directorate of School Education had ordered the school shut for 10 days, after students claimed that a ‘ghost’ was residing in the hostel.
According to the parents, the school was closed by the administration for ten days, courtesy a “ghost” that resides in a haunted Madar-e-Meharban Hostel and “possesses” young girl students at will. 
The school, according to the parents, is stalked by an evil spirit. Several girls and teachers fell unconscious in the past. Yesterday, some 17 girl students not only fainted but displayed inappropriate behaviour including lip cutting, slapping, kicking, wailing and crying.
Reports said that after Thursday incident, patron Madar-e-Meharban hostel Suriya Abdullah visited the school and handed over the students to their parents. 
School administration believes the school is haunted and has been witnessing the presence of evil spirits frequently after some of the Chinar trees inside the school were cut down. 
“The school is gripped in fear. We are unable to understand what has been happening to the students. We are scared and don’t want to turn up here again,” said a female teacher.
She said that recently Education Minister Nayeem Akhtar along with Director School Education visited the school and ordered the closure of school for ten days. “We request government to relocate the ‘haunted’ school as we are really scared of the presence of evil spirits here,” the teacher said.
According to a male teacher, Chief Education Officer, Srinagar, visited the school after the Thursday incident and directed two male teachers to stay in the school during night hours. “The teachers have expressed concern and are reluctant to stay in the school,” he said and added that even Director Education is well aware about the presence of evil spirits in the school. Despite repeated attempts Director Education could not be contact.


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