Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Jeypore, Feb 26:
A juvenile, who was arrested by the police on Wednesday in a case of motherhood of a class VI girl student at Umuri Ashram School under Jeypore block of Odisha’s Koraput district, was released later in the day.
The 14-year-old accused, a cousin of the girl, was produced before the juvenile board which later released him on bail.
The girl had delivered a baby boy in her school hostel on February 7. The school authorities, in a bid to suppress the matter, had later sent the girl and her newborn to home without informing the administration.
As the incident came to light, the District Welfare Officer had lodged a complaint with the Jeypore police.
The police, during investigation found out her cousin to be the culprit and arrested him from Uparkanti village of Narayanpatna area.