Schoolgirl delivers baby in hostel: Headmistress suspended

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Kandhamal: The headmistress of the tribal residential school in Baliguda, where a Class VII girl delivered a baby yesterday, has been suspended.

According to reports, the headmistress, Radharani Dalai has been placed under suspension by the Kandhamal Collector.

Earlier, two matrons, one auxiliary nurse midwifery, two cook-cum-attendants, and one warden were dismissed while three women Assistant Superintendents were suspended for dereliction of duty.

Kandhamal Collector has also directed the sub-Collector to conduct a probe into the matter and submit the report within 10 days.

“The girl was raped eight months ago at her village. She couldn’t reveal it before anyone out of fear and shame. The main accused has been detained,” Kandhamal SP Pratik Singh told media persons yesterday.

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