12-hour bandh called in Kandhamal

Kandhamal: A 12-hour bandh has been jointly called by BJP and Kandhamal Suraksha Abhijan. The bandh has been called demanding justice for the minor impregnated girl in Balliguda.

BJP and Kandhamal Suraksha Abhijan have made a 7 chartered point demand, including compensation of Rs 50 lakhs, transfer of Kandhamal Collector and strict action against the culprits.

A Class VIII student of a Sevashram school in Balliguda delivered a baby girl in her hostel on January 13.

Angry locals took to the streets and blocked the NH-59 in protest to the incident and demanding action against the school authorities.

Kandhamal collector took immediate action. Six officials were suspended and another 6 were removed. Later, the school principal was also suspended.

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