Two of the three teachers of St. Gregory’s High School who were murdered by the occupying Pakistani army in 1971 were kidnapped from the school premise on March 31, 1971. The teachers were taken to a nearby army camp in Jagannath College. On that day, the two teachers, Mr. N.C. Sutradhar and Mr. D.N. Pal Chaudhury, along with two of his teenage sons, who were students of St. Gregory’s at the time, were murdered.
Mr. Monoranjan Poddar, a student of Jagannath College and Mr. Sutradhar’s brother-in-law was also kidnapped by the army from the school and was murdered on March 31, 1971. At least 30 other people were taken from St. Gregory’s High School that day who were also murdered by the army. Brother Robert Hughes, C.S.C., the Head Master of the school, tried to secure the two teachers’ release but failed.
The Pakistan army killed the retired teacher, Mr. Peter D'Costa, with 13 other villagers at Rangamatia Village of the then Dhaka District on November 26, 1971. For their respect this Memorial was made where every student of St. Gregory's High School show respect every year at 26 March.
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