Pregnancy of tribal girls in school hostels rocks Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly on Wednesday witnessed unruly scenes as Congress members created an uproar over the pregnancy of tribal girls in a government-run SC/ST residential school in Bhubaneswar.

The House also saw a 10-minute adjournment. Raising the issue, Congress Legislature Party leader Narasingha Mishra asked Speaker Surya Narayan Patro to direct Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to ensure a fair probe into the incident.

Mishra demanded that the probe should be completed and the report must be tabled in the House by July 12. "Had the incident happened in cities like Delhi or Mumbai, it would have shocked the entire nation," said the Congress leader.

"The girls have been sent back to their respective homes and the officials are trying to suppress the matter. Initial medical reports claimed that four girls have tested positive. Surprisingly, three of them tested negative in another check-up. An impartial and fair probe should be initiated," he demanded.

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