Sunita suicide fall-out: Odisha govt shifts Gajapati collector

Odisha Sun Times Bureau

Bhubaneswar, Aug 17:

Worried about the fall-out of the suicide by tribal nursing student Sunita Raita, the Odisha government has shifted out Basudev Bahinipati as collector of Gajapati district.

Suinta Raita
Sunita Raita

Bahinipati will be replaced by Manasi Nimbhal, who is at present the Project Director (PD), District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), Mayurbhanj, a notification issued by the General Administration (GA) department said.

Sunita, it may be noted, had blamed the collector and the Project Administrator (PA), Integrated Tribal Development Agency ( ITDA), Gajapati for forcing her to take the extreme step in her suicide note. She had committed suicide by hanging herself on August 13 after failing to get her stipend from the ITDA despite doing the rounds of the ITDA office for 16 long months.

She had also approached the collector on August 11 with her grievance when the latter had gone to her village. But nothing had come out of it, forcing her to commit suicide.

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