No Aadhaar, No Food? Girl, 11, Died 'Begging For Rice', Says Jharkhand Family
PUBLISHED ON: October 17, 2017 | Duration: 3 min, 21 sec
For most children, festival holidays mean joy and a break from studies. For Santoshi Kumari, it meant starving to death. The 11-year-old died on September 28 at her village in Jharkhand, months after the administration reportedly stopped giving her family subsidized food. Doctors say the child died of malaria, but her family claims she died crying, "bhaat, bhaat (rice)."