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Minor girl student gives birth to baby

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

Tension ran high on Sunday after a minor student of a state-run tribal residential school in Odisha's district delivered a baby girl in her hostel, officials said.

The district administration took action against nine persons in connection with the incident.

The 14-year-old girl, a student of Class 8, delivered the baby in the school hostel on Saturday night, District Welfare Officer (DWO) Charulata Mallick said.

The school is run by the SC (scheduled caste) and ST (scheduled tribe) development department of

"The girl was raped eight months ago at her village. She couldn't reveal it out of fear and shame. The main accused has been detained," of Police told

Following the incident, as many as two matrons, one auxiliary midwifery of the institute, two cook-cum-attendants and one were dismissed while three Superintendents were suspended for dereliction of duty.

The district administration has recommended that the initiate action against the of the residential high school.

The SC and ST Development said the has been asked to conduct a probe into the matter.

The said appropriate action would be taken after the inquiry report is submitted.

Earlier, irate local residents staged a road blockade on National Highway-59, demanding action against the culprit. The blockade was withdrawn after police detained a youth, named as the accused in the case.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 19:22 IST
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