Baripada: Misappropriation of funds meant for a primary school in Mayurbhanj district evoked villagers demanding strict action against the headmistress.

Around Rs 1.5 lakh was sanctioned for the school in Bangiriposi, towards education requirements, infrastructure development for around 250 students mostly belongings to Scheduled Tribes and other backward classes besides beautification in the last two fiscals but no money has allegedly been utilised for the purpose, said source.

The District Project Coordinator (DPC) of Sarva Siksha Abhijan (SSA) Digantar Routray said,  he had received a written complaint from the DI of Schools and had instructed him to take disciplinary action against the headmistress.