Minor girl pregnancies: NCPCR asks Odisha Govt for probe

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Bhubaneswar: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has expressed concern over frequent incidences of pregnancies of minor girls in residential schools and sought a detailed report from the Odisha government.

“The Commission is anguished over the recent cases of sexual assault of minors in residential schools in various districts of Odisha. Such regular episodes of abuse create a sense of doubt about the well being of the children living at distance from their families,” the NCPCR stated in a letter.

In the letter, the commission has asked Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi to order a probe into the incident and submit a report within a month.

Moreover, the NCPCR has asked the state government to take steps to spread awareness on POSCO Act and sensitise children, parents, teachers, police and staff dealing with children on child sexual abuse especially in rural and tribal belts of the state.

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