Bhadrak: The acting head mistress
and a teacher were today suspended in connection with the
drowning of two minor girl students during immersion of Ganesh
idol in Orissa`s Bhadrak district, official sources said.
Acting head mistress Manorama Mankar and physical
instructor Niyatimani Panda of Heramani Girls` High School at
Bhandaripokhari were placed under suspension for dereliction
of duty after two girls drowned, Circle Inspector of schools
Ganeswar Mallick said.
Hegalin Rana (15) and Pinkirani Rout (15) drowned in a
canal while immersing the idol of Lord Ganesh yesterday as
they were swept away by the strong current, sources said.
The puja was organised in the school premises.
As the incident sent shock waves through the
area, angry residents gheraoed the school demanding adequate
compensation to the families of the deceased.