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Minor girl delivers baby: BJP, Congress slam Govt, demand thorough probe 

Bhubaneswar: The BJP and Congress today condemned the incident of schoolgirl delivering baby in the State-run residential school in Kandhamal district and demanded a thorough probe into the incident.

Mahila Morcha State unit president Sumitra Jena in a press conference while condemning the incident threatened to resort to stir if the matter is not investigated properly.

“It is very shameful matter. How the school authorities did not know the matter where a girl is being impregnated,” Jena wanted to know.

“We demand a thorough probe and action against guilty. If proper investigation is not ensured we will resort to agitation,” said Jena.

BJP Mahila Morcha president Prabhati Parida also condemned the incident and blasted the State Government. She also demanded a detailed probe into the matter.

On the other hand action was initiated against nine school officials.

While the school headmistress and three assistant superintendents were suspended, one ANM and two matrons were dismissed for alleged negligence.

The Class VIII student of the State-run school had delivered a baby in the hostel on Saturday night.

Meanwhile a youth was detained by police in connection with the incident. The youth identified as Sraban Pradhan is a student of Daringibadi College.

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