मंगलवार, 24 मई 2016

RTI Victim- A Ten Year old Boy of Kendrapara District of Odisha

RTI Victim- A Ten Year old Boy of  Kendrapara District of Odisha
 (Poor Parents seeking financial support for treatment of Boy)

On 10.5.16, Suvam Sarathi Rout, a ten year old boy, s/o- Kalandi Rout, Vill- Bhagaban Pur, Post- Marshaghai of Kendrapara district was physically attacked by miscreants in the night around 1 o’clock, when he was asleep. The miscreants entered Kalandi’s house with target to murder the boy. They attacked the boy with weapons causing heavy head injuries. When the boy cried, the miscreants ran away in dark night. The parents could not identify anybody. The boy lost the sense due to heavy bleeding.  Immediately, the parents brought the boy to Cuttack and got him admitted in Star Hospital. After week-long treatment with expenditure of Rs. 2 lakh and finding no improvement in the condition of the patients, the  parents ensured her admission in S.C.B. Medical, Cuttack.  Suvam is in Central I.C.U. and fighting for survival.

Background of the Incident

There is huge corruption, irregularities and misappropriation of fund in every development work and in each office of the State Govt. It has become very common practice  under able leadership of Nabin Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha. The leaders of Ruling party and officials are openly indulged in corruption and amassing huge property worth crores of rupees. It is see that the common people could not tolerate magnitude of corruption and have started reacting against the corruption and using RTI to expose it. Sri Kalandi Nayak , a poor villager  and daily wage labourer of Marshaghai Block of Kendrapara district found  misappropriation of  around Rs. 15 lakh fund in repair of  Udayabata Upper Primary School and mismanagement of  fund for  Mid-Day-Meal by the Head Master of the School, Block Education Officer  and District Education Officer. He filed RTI application  to the PIO, office of Block Education Officer,  Marshaghai seeking  information about details of fund sanctioned, utilised  along with copy of bill and vouchures.  The whole administration got  disturbed having seen the application  and tried  to convince him to withdraw the application. When Sri Kalandi remained determined  to  pursue the application  and also  filed  first appeal petition after denial of information by the PIO, he received a lot of threats  call   of murder from different people.      He has also got the information that a coterie of powerful people including Chairman, Marshaghai Block and Officials  and Contractors  are getting organised to attack him at anytime.  The attack on his son Suvam in mid-night is the result of the conspiracy hatched by the said  coterie. While taking steps to ensure admission of  his  severely injured child in hospital, he filed FIR  in Marshaghai police station ( IIC  Mobile No- 9437523699) on 12.5.16. Though more than 10 days passed, the Inspector-In-Charge  has not taken any steps to nab the  culprits.  

The parents have sought financial support for treatment of their child. I produce herewith the contact No. of  Kalandi ( 9583303401)     to contact him. 

Pradip Pradhan
Date- 22.5.16

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