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.