VIZIANAGARAM: Five ST students of Government Degree College for Tribals in G.L. Puram in the district have been selected, for the first time, as CRPF constables in the examination held recently, according to Assistant Commandant (CRPF) Deepak Kumar.

He told this correspondent over phone on Tuesday that he had selected 70 tribal girls in the three degree colleges located in the Agency region and trained them for the CRPF selection test.

The selected were: Biddika Prashanti, Dadangi Swarajyam, Biddika Poornamma, Gowdu Vijayalakshmi and Kondagorri Lakshmi.

A home guard Narayanamma belonging to OBC from Nellimarla was also selected, he added.