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Odishatv Bureau

Rayagada District Collector Ms. Swadha Dev Singh on Tuesday suspended Jaradi Seva Ashram Headmaster Pratap Mishal and assistant teacher Ashok Panigrahy for dereliction of duty following the death of a Class I student after he was allegedly attacked by a Class VI. 

District Welfare Officer, Ashok Satpathy, informed that the Collector had taken the step after an enquiry found that the two teachers were present at the school premises during the incident but neglected their duty. 

“We had launched an enquiry. During probe, it was found that the two teachers had neglected their duty. So, they have been put under suspension by the Collector,” Satpathy said over the phone.

As per reports, the Class 1 boy, Gobinda Huika, suffered grievous injuries after he was attacked by a Class VI student at the Ashram School in Kolnara block of Rayagada district.

He was immediately rushed to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur where he succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment today. The incident was reported on August 20. The deceased hailed from Jhileiguda village of Kolnara block.

However, district welfare officer (DWO) Ashok Satpathy has denied allegations of any attack on the minor. He claimed that medical reports of the boy did not mention any attack as the cause of his death.

The District Welfare Officer said, “The children were actually playing. There is nothing mentioned in the medical report or in the scanning report as well. The investigating team will submit its report today. If anyone is found guilty, action will be taken against the culprit.”

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