Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said a central team will be sent to Jharkhand to investigate the death of 11-year-old Simdega girl allegedly due to starvation.
The state government has also been asked to submit a detailed report, he said. “If poor people die of hunger, it is a matter of concern. We will be sending a central team probe the matter,” Paswan told PTI.
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Meanwhile, the Jharkhand government has ordered a fresh probe in the matter and also announced Rs 50,000 as assistance to the girl’s family. The local activists had alleged that the girl died a fortnight ago after going without food for several days. They said her family’s ration card was cancelled for not being linked to the Aadhaar number.