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Student dies of snake bite in Odisha school hostel

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Baripada, July 22:

In a tragic incident, a student of class VIII of a boarding school for tribal students at Kusumasala in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district died of snake bite in the school hostel police said.

SDPO Baripada Suresh Kumar Jena said the deceased identified as Baburam Murmu and two of his class mates Surendra Murmu and Anam Murmu were bitten by a poisonous snake while they were sleeping on the floor in their school hostel room on Sunday night.

Police said the three were taken to the hospital on Monday morning where Baburam died while his classmate Surendra was shifted to SCB Medical College Hospital at Cuttack after his condition worsened.

The other student Anam is undergoing treatment at the district headquarters hospital here, the SDPO said.

The boarding school is run by state Tribal Welfare department.