Family Fails to Link Aadhar to Ration Card as a result ‘Girl Starves to Death’

In Jharkhand’s Simdega district 11-year-girl Santoshi Kumari died of starvation last fortnight.

She reportedly did not eat for eight days in a row.Right to Food activists alleged the victim’s family was denied food under public distribution system after the family failed to link their ration card with Aadhar number.

The plight of the family could be gauged from the fact the girl was dependent on the food in mid-day meals of her school.

The ration shop dealer selling subsidised food grains to Santoshi Kumari’s family also dealt with at least 700 households in and around Karimati village. However, he deleted the details of 10 families from Public Distribution System list after the families failed to link their Aadhar cards.

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