Parents of Jain girl, who died after observing 68 days’ fast, booked

“Her parents Laxmi Chand and Manshi and other community members forced the girl to undergo a fasting because their jewelry business was not going well," alleged the complainant.

By: ANI | Hyderabad | Updated: October 10, 2016 9:11 pm
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An FIR was lodged on Sunday into the death of 13-year-old Aradhana, who died observing ‘chaturmas’, a traditional Jain fast, for 68 days. The Monda Police Station registered the FIR against her parents Laxmi Chand and Manshi, following a complaint by Balala Hakkula Sangham president Achuta Rao, who Saturday alleged that the parents forced her to undergo the fast to bring the family luck, as her father suffered losses in his jewelry business.

“Her parents Laxmi Chand and Manshi and other community members forced the girl to undergo a fasting because their jewelry business was not going well. Now they are saying their jewelry business is good because of her fast,” alleged Rao.

Refuting Rao’s allegations Laxmi Chand, Saturday said, “No father wants her daughter to die. She had performed this ritual earlier too, but her body reacted differently this time,” adding that, “She had observed a fast for 34 days last year, and it was her decision to fast for 68 days. This was her personal devotion and we did not force her. If we had forced her, we wouldn’t have done it in front of the whole world,” Chand added.

However, Upadaya Ravindra Muni, Jain religious leader, said, “It was an accident, as her body was fine. She willfully attempted to complete the penance.”

As per reports in the local media, the girl died October 2. The incident has sent shock waves across Hyderabad, with child rights activists demanding an inquiry and action against those responsible for Aradhana – a student of Saint Francis, and resident of Pot Bazaar area in Secunderabad.

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    David
    Oct 9, 2016 at 9:39 pm
    Prophet Mohammad recommended women braestfead young men. Then the men are considered family and would be allowed to talk to the woman unveiled. However, once she braestfed him, he would not be allowed to marry her.
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      Bukhara Owaisi
      Oct 9, 2016 at 10:04 pm
      I don't think you can say Hindus but few people. Will you be ok if I say Muslims are terrorists because few Muslims are terrorists? Oh and all the terrorists are Muslims why?
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        David
        Oct 9, 2016 at 10:02 pm
        Now you are saying your Koran is a lie and satanic? So who is anti Islamic in Syria and Libya where sunninare kiiiing Shia? How can peace prevail unless you ba Islam! I understood Islam well and found out that Mohammed was a child molester and had Iust for children.
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          Javed
          Oct 10, 2016 at 5:31 am
          What should we do with lacs of child molesters in church and missionary schools. Andamans cannot handle so many Christians.
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            Javed
            Oct 9, 2016 at 9:59 pm
            Why should I expect a child molester to come into my Christian church congregation?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;ANSWER: Churches and Christian missionary schools provide one of the best sources for children to be found. An atmosphere of trust and acceptance makes the church one of the easiest places for predators to find opportunities to attakc child victims.
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              Harry Achari
              Oct 9, 2016 at 7:51 pm
              It seems like a human sacrifice for good luck. The child doesn't know the danger of long fasting. Parents might think they better loose her to get good luck through fasting. To persuade or force an innocent child to do fasting should be a crime and it should be booked as a criminal act to to save more of this sort incidents. Parents should be heavily punished.
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                David
                Oct 10, 2016 at 3:44 am
                In a large country things like Sati will happen, child marriages in Muslims will happen and so on. But what bothers me is that almost all the terrorists are Muslims which means all Muslims are terrorists. Thisnis a cruel joke.
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                  Amar Akbar
                  Oct 9, 2016 at 9:28 pm
                  Exorcism is the practice of evicting demons or other evil spiritual enies in Christianity from a person or place which they are believed to have possessed (taken control of). The practice is still part of the belief system in the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Christian Churches.
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