NABARANGPUR: The death of a student of Sevashram school run by SC/ST and Backward Class Affairs Department at Nuapara village in Maoist infested Raighar block sparked off resentment among the parents and local people.
The Class-I student, Chaitan Sunani, died on Tuesday. After the post-mortem, Chaitan’s parents refused to take the body demanding adequate compensation and action against the school staff responsible for his death. They demanded arrest of the headmaster.
Soon after the incident, Sub-Collector Parikhit Sethi and District Welfare Officer Mukund Nihal rushed to the school and consoled the aggrieved parents. The officers handed over `10,000 from the Red Cross fund and `2,000 under Harishchandra scheme to them. After much persuasion, the parents took Chaitan’s body to perform the last rites.
Local people alleged that most of teachers in the residential school are not taking classes regularly. The food served to hostel inmates is also of poor quality, they added. They have submitted a memorandum to the Sub-Collector for a high-level inquiry and demanded `10 lakh as compensation for Chaitan’s parents.