Nursing student suicide triggers Gajapati collector transfer

Bhubaneswar: As an apparent damage control measure of nursing student Sunita Raita’s alleged suicide, the Odisha government has transferred Gajapati collector Basudev Bahinipati. He would be replaced by Manasi Sambhal. She is currently posted as the project administrator, ITDA- Mayurbhanj, revealed official sources.

It can be recalled in her suicide note tribal student Sunita, reportedly stated that she was forced to take the extreme step due to delay in release of Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) stipend. Despite her running from pillar to post and apprising even collector Bahinipati to expedite release of her stipend, it yielded no results.

After being warned by college authorities to pay dues before examinations, Sunita stated in her suicide note that she tried hard to expedite release of her stipend. But since it yielded no fruits, so she was forced to finish herself, the deceased stated in her suicide note on August 13, which brought lot of embarrassment for the state government.