Child’s ‘starvation death’ spurs Chhattisgarh to reach out to 300 kids

The administration has already identified 306 children in need of assistance across the district.

By: Express News Service | Raipur | Published:June 2, 2015 3:04 am

Nearly 10 days after four-year-old Shiv Kumar Manjhi reportedly starved to death in Chhattisgarh’s Surguja district, the local administration has shifted his two brothers to a children’s home at the district headquarters in Ambikapur. Shiv’s brothers Rajaram and Shravan Kumar, along with 13 other children from the district, have been shifted to the state-run home.

The step was taken after officials visited the locality and found that several other children were in need of urgent attention. The administration has already identified 306 children in need of assistance across the district.

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“After the incident, I sent my teams to look for such vulnerable children, who do not have a mother and whose father is not in a position to take care of them. We will shift them to government hostels or children’s homes,” Surguja Collector Ritu Sen told The Indian Express. ENS

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