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Missing girl student found dead in Kendrapara, headmistress suspended

missing girl student found dead

Kendrapara: The Kendrapara district education officer on Wednesday suspended the headmistress of a school after the body of a missing girl student was recovered from school premises last evening.

The girl reportedly went missing from the school premises on Tuesday morning.

According to sources, a Class VI student of Bajramahakali ME School went missing from the school campus. The school authorities failed to trace her after a frantic search operation. Later, the school authorities lodged a complaint with the police in this regard.

On being informed, the police reached the school and launched a probe. However, the body of the girl was found inside a pit on Tuesday evening.

Taking strong action against the authorities, the Kendrapara district education officer suspended the school headmistress Kanchanabala Behera and has cut-off salaries of two additional teachers of the school.

The police have registered a case of unnatural death sending the body for an autopsy while the family of the deceased has demanded a thorough probe into the matter.

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