BERHAMPUR: Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda, who was on a fast in Circle Jail for the last eight days to press his demands, was on Tuesday admitted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital after a drastic fall in blood pressure.
Sabyasachi, who was arrested last year, had resorted to fast twice earlier and was also admitted to MKCGMCH. He withdrew the fast in the past following persuasion by his wife and mother. He has been demanding details of cases filed against him, facility to attend court regularly on date and speedy trial of his cases. Jail officials said Panda was taking only water during the last seven days. As his blood pressure fell to an alarming level, he was shifted to MKCGMCH amidst tight security. Initially, he was admitted to medicine ward and later shifted to dengue section in the ward which is isolated. Ten police personnel are guarding him. The higher officials of the jail and Ganjam Collector are being regularly apprised about his condition, jail sources said.
JNV Student Commits Suicide
Berhampur: A Class 12 student of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyala (JNV), Bissamcuttack in Rayagada district allegedly committed suicide by hanging in his hostel room on Tuesday. He has been identified as Kedarnath Panigrahi (17) of Padmapur. On Tuesday evening, when students gathered at the playground for roll call, Kedarnath was found absent and on a search, his classmates found him hanging in the room. They informed the hostel authorities, who apprised the matter to police. A case has been registered at Bissamcuttack police station. ENS