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Five-year-old Dalit girl dies of alleged starvation in Jharkhand’s Latehar

Hunger strikes Jharkhand once again as a five-year-old girl Nimani allegedly died of starvation in Latehar district on May 16. Nimani had not eaten for four-five days.

The Dalit family, having no land and ration card, did not have any food grains in the house due to which Nimani fell unconscious of hunger on Saturday evening and died.

Nimani’s mother, Kalawati Devi, was struggling to feed her children for the last two months with no food in the house after her husband Jaglal Bhuiyan was trapped in a brick kiln in Latehar. She received no support from the government except for one installment of Rs 500 in her Jan Dhan Yojana account and small amounts of food or cash from the school and Anganwadi.

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