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Odishatv Bureau

Malkangiri: As a mark of protest against the deaths of 95 kids due to Japanese Encephalitis, the members of Zilla Adivasi Samaj Mahasangh will gherao the district Collector’s office on Wednesday.

According to sources, the members of tribal organisation will submit a memorandum addressing to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue.

On Tuesday, normal life was disrupted the district following a bandh called by the tribal organisation accusing the state government of failing to check spread of the vector-borne disease.

Shops and business establishments remained closed and vehicular movement was affected during the dawn-to-dusk shit-down called by Zilla Adivasi Samaj Mahasangh.

The organisation alleged that the state government had completely failed to contain the killer disease which spread its tentacles in the tribal dominated district around two months ago.

Also read: Suspected Encephalitis deaths: BJP team in Keonjhar

The tribal outfit demanded Rs 10 lakh compensation to the family members of each child who died due to the vector-borne disease.

The disease has spread in villages under six of the seven blocks in the district.

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