Unidentified criminals torched the office room of Kalsindur Secondary High School, also famous for producing female footballers in national level, in Dhobaura upazila of the district on Tuesday.
The fire burnt 16 important documents, including all the academic certificates of two teachers of the institution, and 15 medals won by the female footballers in domestic and national levels, acting principal of the institution Ratan Miah said.
Although no case was lodged as of filing of this report around 9:00pm yesterday, a two-member probe committee, headed by Dhobaura Upazila Secondary Education Officer Shafiul Alam, was formed yesterday to investigate the incident and was asked to submit its report within the next seven working days.
After visiting the spot yesterday, Mymensingh Superintendent of Police Shah Abid Hossain said the arson attack seemed to be a planned one as only selective documents were torched.
At least 13 girls from the institution are regular players of different age-level national football teams of the country.
Students found the lock of the school’s office room broken and saw smokes coming out of it around 7:30am on Tuesday, the acting principal said.
Later, teachers of the institution rushed to the spot and doused the blaze, he said.
Though the institution went into vacation on May 6, it was holding special classes for a few students.
Principal Ratan said a vested quarter might have launched the attack as the institution is under process of nationalisation.
Miscreants took away the resolution book that recorded some important resolutions of recent months, he said.