Student’s hand lost in mill: Nabarangpur dist admin orders for probe

Nabarangpur: The district administration formed a three-member committee to probe into the case of damage caused to a Class VI student’s hand in maize mill on Thursday.

Strict action will be taken against those who found to be guilty after the committee submits its report, said Nabarangpur district collector, adding necessary assistance has been provided for the treatment of the 12-year old boy.

Meanwhile, Labour Minister Prafulla Mallick said reports have been sought from the district collector and District Labour Officer.

Notably, the student Debi Singh Gouda lost his left hand while working in a maize mill to earn some money.
Gouda, who hails from Nunapani village in Nabarangpur district, was admitted to Koraput district hospital in a severe condition.

“I went to the mill to work and earn Rs 50. But unfortunately my hand caught in the machine,” he said.
Gouda, whose father died while he was an infant, is suffering from an abject poverty, sources said.
Doctors treating the boy said he is out of danger now. “We have to chop his hand below the elbow as it was badly damaged,” the doctor added.

Meanwhile, relatives of Gouda are concerned about future of the boy.