A Class 10 girl was found dead in the hostel of a government-run residential school at Sikhapali in Odisha’s Malkangiri district, police said on Friday.
The body of Bandana Sardar, aged around 15 years, was spotted with cut injury on her left wrist in the computer room of the hostel on Thursday night, Inspector In-Charge of Malkangiri police station S S Tripathi said.
The matter came to light after the students went to their respective rooms after dinner on Thursday and noticed that Bandana was missing, he said adding she was found in a pool of blood in the computer room following a search.
The girl, who belonged to MPV-29 in Kalimela area, was rushed to Malkangiri district headquarters hospital where the doctors declared her “brought dead”.
Investigation into the incident was on and the body has been sent for post-mortem, the IIC said adding a razor was found at the site where a police team was sent to conduct thorough examination.
Though it appeared to be a case of suicide, the truth would come out after a thorough probe, police said.
The family members of the deceased girl alleged that there was foul play and claimed that Bandana was murdered inside the hostel.
Malkangiri MLA Manas Madkami and District Welfare Officer Pitambar Nayak visited the hospital and enquired about the incident besides conveying sympathies to the bereaved family members.