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Missing tribal boy: Child rights commission issues notice to KISS

Bhubaneswar: The State Commission For Protection of Child Rights today issued a notice to KISS(Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences) in connection with the missing tribal student case.

Malkangiri SP (Superintendent of Police), SDPO(Sub-Divisional Police Officer), Khairput IIC(Inspector-in-charge) and District Child Protection officer have also been issued notices asking for their statements regarding the incident.

The notice was issued after Human Rights activist Pradeep Pradhan approached the State Commission to file a case regarding the missing tribal boy.

“The Commission has directed everyone to reply individually. The final hearing will be done after all the replies are received,” said Pradhan.

The tribal boy, Rama Chandra, has been missing since 2015.On April 28, the family of Rama had lodged a complaint in connection with his mysterious disappearance from the school in Bhubaneswar.

While the family members have alleged that Rama didn’t return home from school, the institute authorities claim that the student had gone home during the summer vacations and did not come back.

The mother and brother of the missing tribal student had recently met the State ST and SC Development Minister, Ramesh Majhi, who had assured them of all possible assistance.

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