Rourkela ITI student dies after falling from train, collegemates stage protest


Rourkela: Tension ran high at the Government Industrial Training Institute in Rourkela today after students staged a demonstration on its premise demanding compensation to the family of a collegemate who died yesterday after falling off a moving train.

The deceased identified as Bhaskar Sahu, had been engaged in electrical restoration work in the State capital Bhubaneswar and was returning home when the mishap took place.

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The agitating student of the ITI institution locked up the main gate of the college and demanded an ex-gratia amount of Rs 25 lakh for the next of kin of the deceased.

Later, college authorities gave Rs 5 lakh as the first phase compensation to Sahu’s family.

Notably, a group of 37 students of Rourkela Government ITI had been sent to Bhubaneswar to restore power supply in the aftermath of cyclone Fani.

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