Collector suspends 3 officials, sends notice to School principal

Phulbani: Kandhamal Collector took prompt action by suspending 3 officials from the Sevashram school in Baliguda and sending a notice to the residential school’s principal asking probe report.

A Class VIII student of a Sevashram school in Baliguda delivered a baby girl in her hostel on Sunday.

Amongst widespread protest at Baliguda, Odisha SC and ST Development Minister Ramesh Majhi had  ordered Kandhamal Collector to conduct a probe into the incident and submit a report.

Without any delay, the Collector sent a notice to the Sevarshram’s Principal to send a report on the current situation. She has requested the State Goverment on removal of the School Principal.

After collecting initial investigative report from local Police the Collector took swift action. She has suspended 3 officials- Hostel warden, Hostel Superintendent, and an ANM today. She has also removed 6 officials from their posts- 2 matrons, 1 ANM, 2 CCA and, 1 warden.

An additional 3 assistant hostel superintendents have also been suspended.

The minor mother and her newborn have been admitted to Baliguda Hospital where their health conditions are being checked, informs source.

Also Read: Tension In Kandhamal After Class VIII Girl Delivers Baby, Min Orders Probe

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