Girl student found dead in residential school, another critical

Balasore: A girl student was found dead while another rescued in critical condition today morning from Purubai Kanyashram, a residential school for girls in Soro area of the district.

The deceased has been identified as Hemjani Hansda, daughter of Lal Hansda of Kumarpur village while the girl who was recovered in critical condition is Saraswati Mallik.

According to sources, some students of the kanyashram spotted both the girls lying in suspicious condition and informed the matter to the school authorities.

After being informed, local Tehsildar and officials of Soro Police reached the spot. They rescued one of the girls and sent her for treatment to Soro hospital and later recovered the body of the deceased girl.

Though the reason behind the death of the girl is not yet established, Soro Tehsildar Debi Prasad Das said, “From preliminary probe no external injuries have been recorded. Some of the other inmates suspect that the girl might have died due to snake bite or food poisoning. We have sent the body for autopsy and reason of death will be revealed after the post-mortem.”