Burglary: Yangchenphug Higher Secondary School was robbed of Nu 140,000 on the night of March 11 when miscreants broke into the account section of the school’s administrative block.

The money was the fee collected from students on that day. About Nu 800 is collected as fees from every student every year.

The caretaker of the school when making rounds around 9pm-10pm saw the door of the account’s office open. He immediately informed the school authorities who informed police in turn.

Principal of the school, Pema C Wangdi said both the main door and office’s door were broken when they reached the site.

“When we checked, the steel cupboard, where the money was kept, was broken,” Pema C Wangdi said. “The money was missing.”

We suspect that it must be someone who is close to the school, although we can’t pinpoint anyone right now, Pema C Wangdi said.

“We suspect that the burglary was done by someone who knew where we kept the money on that day,” the principal said. “Luckily we deposited half the money in the bank the day before the incident took place.”

A teacher who didn’t want to be named said another bag containing money, which was kept outside the safe on the night of the incident, was not touched.

“The money was safe because the bag must have disguised it,” the teacher said.

Thinley Zangmo