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Central team to probe death of Simdega girl, says Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan

Paswan said a central team will be sent to Jharkhand to investigate the death of 11-year-old Simdega girl allegedly due to starvation.

Reported by: PTI, New Delhi [ Published on: October 18, 2017 16:45 IST ]
Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan announced that a Central team will probe death of Simdega girl

Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today 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. 

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. 

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