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Odisha government hands over INR 5 lakh to family of girl who committed suicide

The headmaster of the school was arrested yesterday on the basis of a note found in a notebook of the deceased.


PTI Last Updated at 05-08-2018 20:48:08 IST India
Odisha government hands over INR 5 lakh to family of girl who committed suicide

The Odisha government today handed over Rs 5 lakh to the family of a Class 10 girl student who committed suicide three days back in Malkangiri district.

Tehsildar of Kalimela, Sanat Nayak, handed over a cheque for Rs 5 lakh as ex-gratia to the family members of the minor girl at MPV-29 village, Malkangiri district collector Manish Agarwal said.

Chief Minister Navin Patnaik had announced the ex-gratia following a recommendation by the district administration, he said.

The body of the girl was found in a pool of blood in the computer room of a government-run residential school at Sikhapalli on Thursday night. She allegedly committed suicide after being sexually assaulted by the headmaster, police said.

The headmaster of the school was arrested yesterday on the basis of a note found in a notebook of the deceased.

Her note accused the headmaster of being involved in a sexual assault of minor girls in the school, they said.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

COUNTRY : India

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