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Posted at: Apr 18, 2017, 1:08 AM; last updated: Apr 18, 2017, 1:08 AM (IST)

Cong chief flays govt over girl’s death

Dehradun, April 17

The death of a teenage girl allegedly due to starvation at a village in Uttarakhand’s Almora district has caused a controversy with Uttarakhand Congress chief Kishore Upadhaya terming it as a blot on Uttarakhand. A 17-year-old girl, Sarita, had died allegedly due to starvation on April 15.

In a letter to the Chief Minister, Kishore Upadhyay blamed the state government’s “indifference” for the girl’s death and asked him to take due cognisance of it. He demanded immediate financial assistance for the family. A statement issued by the state Congress said Kishore Upadhaya had sent Rs 21,000 to the victim’s family.

A delegation of Congress leaders, led by Kishore Upadhaya, is also expected to visit the family of the deceased soon. — TNS


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