Snakebite case: Students continue protests

Students of the state-run vocational higher secondary school near Wayanad continued their protest on Monday demanding strong action against the teachers responsible for the death of a fifth standard student due to snakebite inside her classroom on November 20.

While the investigating police officers visited the school and hospitals to record the statement with regard to the incident, the Mananthavady Municipality began a cleaning drive at the school.

The students demanded that the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) be disbanded and strong action be taken against the teachers responsible for 10-year-old Shehala's death.

"We are not seeking dismissal of other teachers. We don't want everyone to be ousted. We want those teachers responsible for the incident to be ousted. The present PTA must also be disbanded," a student said.