Mirchaiya tense following death of a school girl

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Mirchaiya-3 in Siraha district remained tense following the death of a school girl. Srijana Kumari Mahara, 16, who studied at local Sagarmatha Higher Secondary School, was admitted to local Fulbari Memorial Hospital as she was not feeling well after drinking spirit.

On Friday, she mistakenly drank a bottle of spirit along with medicine, according to the school. She was pronounced dead by the hospital on Saturday night.

Following death of the girl, students and parents in protest vandalised the school building, and obstructed the East-West Highway. The police shot tear gas shells and opened five bullets in the air to disperse the crowd.

Deceased's father Dharmendra accused a school teacher, Ambika Lamsal,  of handing her the bottle of spirit along with the medicine for a stomach ache. She died due to a delay in treatment; the school principal Pradip Tiwari should have rushed her to hospital instead of home, added Lamsal.

Police have arrested the teacher who allegedly provided the chemical substance to the student mistaking it as drinking water and Principal Pradip Tiwari after the girl’s father lodged a FIR against them.

According to DSP Oli, investigations into the case are underway. “The school has also accepted the occurrence of the incident and investigation goes on to further specify the incident,”


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