Special Correspondent

MADURAI: An official of the School Education Department who is undergoing training as District Educational Officer was attacked right in front of the office of the Chief Educational Officer at Tallakulam here on Tuesday.

V. Jayakumar (30), who is the DEO (Training) at Melur educational district, had come to the CEO’s office in the morning as part of the training.

According to officials, Mr. Jayakumar received a call on his mobile asking him to come out of the office.

When he came out, a person attacked him on the back of the head and he suffered bleeding injury. Department officials took him to the Government Rajaji Hospital.

He is out of danger, doctors said.

Mr. Jayakumar was earlier a postgraduate teacher at the Palamedu Government Higher Secondary School and got selected for direct recruitment as DEO after appearing for Group-I examination.