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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                    Mia
                    Oct 9, 2016 at 4:31 pm
                    Sickening and depressing ....
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                      Amar Akbar
                      Oct 9, 2016 at 9:37 pm
                      Allah not just allows, but encourages Muslims to deceive non-Muslims if it will further the goals of spreading Islam as per koran.
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                        Anns
                        Oct 10, 2016 at 3:04 am
                        The parents and the other religious leaders should be booked for murder and must serve time in prison
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                          Mohammed Arif
                          Oct 10, 2016 at 6:29 am
                          Andh Vishwas ...simple...
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                            Deepak Thakur
                            Oct 10, 2016 at 2:48 am
                            EUREKA! Now I got it. Fasting is not killing Fruits, Vegetables as they are alive, but we can commit suicide in the name of penance and sacrifice. After observing penance for these 34 or 68 days you get the license to kill the Fruits and Vegetables for the w year.
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                              Ali
                              Oct 9, 2016 at 9:57 pm
                              In Christian church after church around the world, reports have come to light about children being molested by someone missionary padre priest bishop and nuns in the place where they should feel safest. The Roman Catholic Church is reeling from staggering financial judgments in lawsuits filed by molestation victims. Most of these cases have come into the spotlight many years after the secsxual molestations occurred.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;For decades, the Catholic Church quietly settled abuse cases out of court and shuffled peeadopile Chrisian priests to different parishes. Not until the early 1980s did the news media start digging into allegations that had surfaced in places such as New Orleans, Louisiana.1 In 1992, the Boston scandals began a nightmare of litigation for Roman Catholic diocese administrators in the United States. After more than a decade, the end of litigation is not yet in sight. This is just the start.
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                                George
                                Oct 9, 2016 at 9:36 pm
                                Getting into Paradise is usually not a sure thing. But there are three things you can do to guarantee you'll make it to Paradise: a) kiIIing a non-Muslim in battle, b) if two of your children were killed fighting for Allah, or c) memorizing the ninety-nine names of Allah
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                                  Svetaket
                                  Oct 10, 2016 at 5:32 am
                                  Correct. In such cases, even if the parents don't literally force the child, they encourage and brainwash their children to such an extent that the poor child actually thinks that subjecting oneself to such torture is actually a pious act. lt;br/gt;Until and unless parents are held accountable and punished such tragedies will keep recurring.
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                                    Adhar Jain
                                    Oct 12, 2016 at 1:47 am
                                    This is completely a fake allegation that the parents forced their daughter to do that. Only the child activist for being famous did this. Think about parents who lost their child. lt;br/gt;If as a child she wanted to be on fast, what can anyone do. She had no problems for the w time and she broker her fast 2 days before the incident. Things happen, move. Their are more bad things in india happening in other religions then a case of negligence. No Jain leader or monk ask anyone to fast for better business, it is only an outcome of child activist and some newspaper to show wrong news.
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                                      malik
                                      Oct 9, 2016 at 5:42 pm
                                      So what his buisnes is good who care .....buisnes is more importent then she ... shame on you
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                                        amitava ghosh
                                        Oct 9, 2016 at 5:43 pm
                                        What a ridiculous religious belief that can make parents murder their offsprings especially girls.Such jain hypocrites must be lynched to death.Also such beliefs which are implemented for vested interest should be eradicated.
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                                          Diplomat
                                          Oct 10, 2016 at 6:37 am
                                          It was Marx's opinion and he was right in his own perspective. Marxism failed on two counts... (1) in the matter of religion, it did not realize that religion is so deep rooted that it would not be removed. (2) in economics, it overlook greed of humans. If Marx failed, those with opposite arguments also have not won.
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                                            Diplomat
                                            Oct 10, 2016 at 6:33 am
                                            No need to get any other religions in this issue. Each religion has its own low points. And another thing, Jainism is not Hinduism though they are from this same land.
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