CWC begins probe into thrashing of 5 students by hostel cook

Rourkela: Taking immediate action into the alleged thrashing of five students of Uditnagar Government High School by a cook engaged at the school hostel, the Sundergarh District Child Welfare Committee (CWC) today began probe into the incident.

A two-member team of the CWC who visited the school hostel and recorded statements of the five students stated the preliminary probe into the incident shows that the charges are true. The officials also discussed with Shakuntala Pradhan, the headmistress and other students of the school.

“Preliminary investigation indicates that the allegations of beating levelled against the hostel cook are true. We will recommend strict action against the accused,” CWC member Randheer Lenka said.

It is pertinent to mention here that the cook, identified as Bipin Kisan had allegedly thrashed five students of the school for playing games on their mobile phones.

After the students narrated the ordeal before their parents, the latter lodged a complaint at Uditnagar police station yesterday.

The accused Bipin is reportedly absconding after the matter was brought before the police.