Tikiri teacher dies, Naveen orders CB probe
Denying it, Pangi said, "I am ready to face any investigation. I have absolutely no role in the incident. I demand strong action against the culprits."
Meanwhile, Opposition Congress and BJP hit out at the chief minister for the death of the teacher.
"As home minister, the chief minister cannot escape responsibility by announcing ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh," senior BJP leader Bijay Mohapatra said.
OPCC media cell chairman held Patnaik, the school and mass education minister, Rayagada district collector and police responsible.
"The lady teacher had lodged complaint against Dansena earlier and drawn attention of all concerned. But, none came to her rescue giving opportunity for a miscreant to set her on fire," Mishra said.
The women's wing of the BJP held a candle-light demonstration in the state capital and blamed the state government for the incident.