Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Rayagada, Aug 26:
Allegations that the headmaster of a government run residential school for SC & ST students in Odisha’s Rayagada district is allegedly demanding country fowls from students seeking admission and hostel accommodation has stunned the district collector.
Villagers complained before Rayagada collector Sashi Bhushan Padhi on Monday that the headmaster of Japakhal Sevashram Bimbadhar Das demands country fowls from students seeking admission to the school.
Unless a student gives a country fowl for the headmaster, he or she is denied accommodation in the school’s hostel if at all the student gets admission, they alleged.
They further alleged that the headmaster forces students to get country fowls from their homes on their return from home after vacations. The school is at a distance of about five km from the district headquarters town of Rayagada.
The list of allegations against the concerned headmaster is long.
The headmaster also allegedly lent money to poor students not having enough money to visit their homes during vacations. For each fifty rupees lent, the headmaster reportedly sought hundred rupees, which included interest for the vacation period, the villagers complained before the collector.
Moreover, the headmaster also asked girl students to massage his feet in his room, villagers alleged.