Gaya, (JPN/Bureau): A group of armed Maoists blew up a state-run school building at Barhara in Chakkarbandha forest in naxal-hit Gaya district late last night, police said.

More than fifty ultras armed with sophisticated weapons surrounded the school, ommanded the villagers watching a cultural programme to leave the premises and detonated
dynamites to blow up the building.

The building was earlier being used as a CRPF camp, the police said. Raids were on in the forest area to apprehend the ultras.