Soro: A minor girl of a kanyasram at Purubai near Soro in Balasore district died under mysterious circumstances.
The deceased girl was identified as Hemangini Hansda of Kumarpu.
Similarly, another inmate identified as Saraswati Mallik fell sick. She was admitted to Soro Hospital. An orphan girl Saraswati is studying in class X.
Soro tehsildar and police reached the spot and launched an inquiry.
Ashram staff suspected that it could be the reason of food poising while some others suspected that she died due to snake bite.
Tehsildar Devi Prasad Mishra said a case of unnatural death has been registered. The exact reason can be ascertained after post-mortem, he added.