Odisha Minister orders probe into Class-VIII girl delivering baby in hostel

Phulbani: Odisha SC and ST Development Minister Ramesh Majhi on Sunday asked the Kandhamal district collector to conduct a probe into the incident of a class-VIII girl student of a residential school giving birth to a baby at the hostel.

The incident occurred in Daringbadi area of Kandhamal district on Sunday.

Tension gripped the locality following the incident as irate locals gathered at the concerned school and staged road blockade on NH-59. They demanded a probe and immediate arrest of the accused involved in the incident.

 The blockade was withdrawn after police detained a youth as the accused in the case.

Sources said the condition of both the minor girl and her baby is stable. They are undergoing treatment at Baliguda hospital in the district.