17 October 2019
Khurda: A Std II named Ritesh Pradhan died after a tree's dried branch fell on him during the school recess time. The incident took place today afternoon on the premises of a school in Nirakarpur.
Ritesh was playing with his friends when the branch fell on him. The child sustained grievous head injuries. He was rushed to Khurda hospital and then shifted to Bhubaneswar.
Ritesh was declared dead by the doctors at a hospital here. Parents and locals staged an agitation in the school demanding an enquiry into the incident.
Later in the day, the District Education Officer (DEO) suspended the school Headmaster based on the report submitted by the Block Education Officer (BEO).