Laxmananda Saraswati school gets a threat call

Caller asked them not to beat up girls and run school properly.

Written by Agencies | Bhubaneswar | Published: August 20, 2010 4:04:52 pm

A residential school for girls founded by late Swami Laxmananda Saraswati in the Kandhamal district has received threats that its authorities would meet the same fate as the VHP leader who was killed in 2008.

The caller,who rang up yesterday,accused the management of the school,Shankaracharya Sanskrit Kanyashram,of beating up girls on the pretext of maintaining discipline,the

police said.

Managing Secretary of the school,Kabi Chandra Nath,said: I received two telephone calls,one at 3:41 pm and another at 4:20 pm yesterday. The caller threatened me and headmistress Rita Kesri to run the Kanyashram properly or face the fate of Saraswati.

Superintendent of Police (Kandhamal) S Praveen Kumar said: We have enhanced security around the Kanyashram after the school management lodged an FIR at Tumudibandha police station last evening.

Eleven personnel of the India Reserve Battalion has been deployed at the school,with 187 girls,located at the Jalespeta where Saraswati and four others were shot dead on August 23,2008 leading to riots in the district.

Tumudibandha police station in-charge R K Jena said a case has been registered under Section 506 (criminal intimidation) and Section 507 (criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication) of the IPC.

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