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Minor girl delivers baby, youth detained in Kandhamal

Kandhamal: A youth was detained by police after a Class-VIII girl delivered a baby at a State-run Residential School in Daringibadi in Kandhamal district here today.

The youth identified as Sraban Pradhan is a student of Daringibadi College.

The girl gave birth to a baby girl last night. Later, the administration brought the infant and the mother to hospital this morning.

After the news came to fore, irate locals staged a demonstration and blocked NH-59 demanding probe and immediate arrest of the accused involved in the incident.

Vehicular traffic between Daringbadi and Berhampur and other parts of the district was adversely affected due to the road blockade agitation.

Later, SC and ST Development Minister Ramesh Majhi ordered Kandhamal Collector to conduct a probe under what circumstances the incident occurred and submit a report at the earliest.

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