Teen Delivers Baby In Odisha’s Residential School Hostel, 6 Suspended

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The girl delivered the baby in the school hostel on Saturday night. (Representational)


A minor student of a state-run tribal residential school in Odisha's Kandhamal district delivered a baby girl in her hostel, prompting the authorities to disengage six of its employees on Sunday.

The 14-year-old girl, a student of class eight, delivered the baby in the school hostel on Saturday night, Kandhamal District Welfare Officer (DWO), Charulata Mallick said.

The school at Daringibadi in Kandhamal district is run by the tribal and rural development department of Odisha.

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The student and her newborn were admitted to a local hospital, where their condition is stated to be normal.

Two matrons, two cook-cum-attendants, a lady supervisor and and an auxillary nurse of the institute were disengaged from service for dereliction of duty, the officials said.

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