A Class 9 student died after she returned home from an event in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi. The event was organised around the theme of "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao", one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet projects, on the International Day of the Girl Child.
But the girl's parents say her health worsened as soon as she reached home.
The girl, Supriya Sharma, had high fever when her parents rushed her to the hospital where she died during treatment.
The family of the girl accused the district authorities of carelessness and poor arrangements.
"She went to attend the function. But the arrangements there were not up to the mark. Drinking water was not available. When my daughter came back home, she was suffering from high fever," said the father of the girl.
Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA) from Hardoi, Hemant Rao, denied the allegation.
"Every facility was available -- medical, drinking water etc. The accusation made by the family is baseless and the matter is being investigated," he said.
Around 11,000 school girls had gathered in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi on Thursday to take an oath for 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign, an initiative of the district administration and the Eurasia World.