Home to some 400 Santhals, an indigenous tribe, Mahuadanr has a cemented road, but most of the house are made of mud, with few pucca houses. The village faces an “acute water shortage” in summers and locals barely eat nutritious food.
The survey — which was conceived after the starvation deaths of three girls in east Delhi’s Mandawali — has covered 26,000 households and 1.12 lakh persons till December 3. In total, around 1.90 crore individuals in over 40 lakh households will be surveyed.
Police Thursday intensified efforts to locate their father, who has been missing since the three bodies were found. Delhi government sources also said that they were probing how three girls of different age died at the same time.
Even as a fact-finding team has confirmed that Dev Narayan,a resident of the Jari village,had died due to starvation,hundreds of villagers have decided to court arrest in protest against the FIR against 13 villagers.
In a bizarre move,the police are set to slap the National Security Act (NSA) against the residents of a village in the trans-Yamuna area of Allahabad,who staged protests after a local allegedly died of starvation.