Hyderabad: 13-year-old Jain girl dies after her family allegedly compelled her to undertake a 64-day fast

A local NGO had alleged that the minor's family members and other community elders made her undertake a fast for over 60 days as part of a ritual.

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Updated: October 8, 2016 7:22 pm
jain girl dies, jain girl dies after fasting, Santhara, jain fasting, jain fasting ritual, jainism, hyderbad jain girl dies, hyderabad jain, hyderabad news, india news The NGO had alleged that the minor’s family members and other community elders made her undertake a fast for over 60 days as part of a ritual. (Source: ANI)

A 13-year-old girl died in Hyderabad after her family allegedly compelled her to undertake a 64-day fast as part of a community ritual prompting the city police to launch an enquiry into the incident.

According to B Sumathi, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North Zone), “a case would be filed after a preliminary inquiry into the incident. As of now, we have made an entry in the general dairy,” she said.

A local NGO Balala Hakkula Sangham (Child Rights Association) had Friday wrote a letter to Hyderabad Police Commissioner seeking an inquiry into the girl’s death earlier this week. The NGO had alleged that the minor’s family members and other community elders made her undertake a fast for over 60 days as part of a ritual.

“The girl was studying 8th class in St Francis School. She was on fast for 64 days. It was over on October 1. She was on a liquid diet for the first two days (after the fast). On the third night, her blood pressure dipped and she was taken to a private hospital here where she was declared dead. We are talking to the parents and other relatives of the girl. As of now we made a GD entry. An inquiry is going on. Once something is made out of the inquiry, then we will take action legally,” Sumathi told PTI.

jain girl dies, jain girl dies after fasting, Santhara, jain fasting, jain fasting ritual, jainism, hyderbad jain girl dies, hyderabad jain, hyderabad news, india news Achuta Rao, father of the girl who died after observing 68-day long fast in Hyderabad. (Source: ANI)

“No father wants her daughter to die, she has performed this ritual earlier as well but this time her body reacted differently,” Achuta Rao, the girl’s father said.

Although the date of the girl’s demise is still unclear, Association President Anuradha Rao, in the letter, claimed that the minor, residing in Pot Bazar of Secunderabad, died on October 3.

(With inputs from ANI)

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    GandhiSpeaks
    Oct 8, 2016 at 4:14 pm
    Jain's fast during religious times, but this seems to be taking it to irrational extreme. If her body could not tolerate it, her parents should have forced her to stop fasting.
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      Raj
      Oct 8, 2016 at 2:11 pm
      Proper idi0t.
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        rocky
        Oct 8, 2016 at 7:09 pm
        Jainism and Buddhism are responsible for making India too weak to resist foreign invasions. These two offshoots of Hinduism lay extraordinary stress on self purification through extreme physical torture to oneself. In fact Gautami Buddha first followed The prevailing religion Jainism and came to the conclusion of its unsuitability to ordinary mes.
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          Anon
          Oct 8, 2016 at 4:24 pm
          Aww, your phallus (look it up, you illiterate) worshipping heart seems to be hurt!! Hilarious!! :D :D :D
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            Anon
            Oct 8, 2016 at 4:35 pm
            Hey, you f__l, forget about Jihad. It is something your thick mind cannot comprehend. Fighting against OPPRESSION, and if required DYING for it, is an act of worship of the One true God - an Infinite Being who is above everything - is infinitely more meaningful than worshipping, elephants, monkeys, and phalluses.
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              Anon
              Oct 8, 2016 at 4:27 pm
              Over 1 billion spiritually bankrupt people in this pagan worshipping country.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;*shakes head*
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                good
                Oct 8, 2016 at 12:33 pm
                As good muslims say, evil has no religion
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                  Swapnil
                  Oct 9, 2016 at 9:38 am
                  I think you have misunderstanding about Buddhism. Buddhism talks about compion that means sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings of others and in this girl case there is no pity shown by her parents when she was becoming weak during fasting. They thought it is the rituals which must be carried strictly and that took away the girls life. Buddha never told his followers to fast and physically torture oneself instead he was against that. So my first advice to you is study Buddhism properly.
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                    Kalpitha
                    Oct 10, 2016 at 3:47 pm
                    Bhai pehle kuch bolne se pehle soch lia kar ki kya bakk raha hai.... janta kya hai tu foreign invasions k baare me Jo bakk raha hai... pehle pata kar ki matter exactly hai kya fir kuch bolne ki himmat kar..... n for ua kind information aap ko bata du ki at present more than 50% taxes are paid by jains wen compared to other castes so muh band kar apna
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                      T
                      Oct 8, 2016 at 4:09 pm
                      your stupidity is showing. Quick, go under cover!
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                        mathimathi
                        Oct 8, 2016 at 3:18 pm
                        sad supersious RIP 13-year-old girl.
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                          NBM
                          Oct 8, 2016 at 1:29 pm
                          Indian's stop being supersious fools! God doe not want you to kill your self, just have respect for each other and the world.
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                            P Balu
                            Oct 8, 2016 at 3:43 pm
                            Christianity needs no reform. Whatever described in Bible is relevant for all times. Hindus are primitives still worshipping stone and Monkeys. They are primitives in modern day clothes. They need to go deep in to the jungle where they belong.
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                              P Balu
                              Oct 8, 2016 at 4:09 pm
                              Exactly. This shows that Chaddi's have no character, just thugs.
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                                P Balu
                                Oct 8, 2016 at 4:12 pm
                                Hinduism is a primitive religion which has no place in this Century. Worshipping stones and monkeys, give me a break, is Jungle religion. They are real primitives in modern day clothes.
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                                  P Balu
                                  Oct 8, 2016 at 6:49 pm
                                  What a stupidity? Hinduism is primitive religion meant for Jungle dwellers. Those who believe in their Gods are fools.
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                                    PRAVIN S
                                    Oct 8, 2016 at 11:23 am
                                    recently jain so called monk was spotted nu de in embly lt;br/gt;what can we expect more - vinash kalen viprit buddhi
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                                      Pratik
                                      Oct 14, 2016 at 8:41 pm
                                      To know the real reason of her death. Know how our body reacts with Fasting. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Refer these 2 books Rational Fasting: Rational_Fasting.pdflt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;And Mucusless Diet Healing System : Mucusless_Diet.pdf
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                                        Sawan
                                        Oct 8, 2016 at 3:54 pm
                                        Certified ! You kill people like Dhabolkar who try to rectify the situation but speak of reforming other religions.
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                                          Sawan
                                          Oct 8, 2016 at 3:56 pm
                                          What about those happening in the 21st century?
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                                            Vedic_Citizen
                                            Oct 8, 2016 at 4:14 pm
                                            Worst of all supersion is Jihad: blow yourself and others to get 72 whories !
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