Warden’s Torture Prompts 64 Tribal Girls To Leave Hostel

**Mohana** In a very unfortunate incident, around 64 tribal girls of Mohana Government Tribal High School run by ST/SC development department here left their hostel alleging torture and harassment by the warden, Ranjita Swaising (40).

According to sources, these girls had gone to see the ‘Saraswati Puja’held in the locality last week disobeying the warden’s instruction following which she had thrashed them.

After a complaint, an enquiry was made into the matter by the Headmaster of the school and the Block Welfare Officer (BWO). They even submitted a report to the higher authorities but no action was taken against Ranjita.

The students alleged that the warden abused and tortured them, even the standard of the food was not upto the standard. Despite repeated complaints, they were not meted out justice and no action was taken against the accused warden. This prompted the tribal girl students to vacate the hostel in the middle of the night at 2 am on Monday.

Parents have started a dharna in front of the in front of the Government Tribal High School blocking Berhampur-Rayagada road at Mohana in Gajapati district seeking to bring back their daughters, who are not in the school hostel at present.

“We don’t know where our daughters have gone. They are not in the hostel. The school authorities’ should bring them back soon,” demanded the agitating parents.

Notably, there are around 200 inmates in that tribal school hostel.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: ommcomnews.com

The girls left the hostel in the middle of the night at 2 am. The parents of the tribal girls have staged a protest blocking Berhampur-Rayagada road.


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