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Poverty-stricken widow hands over children to orphanage

india Updated: Jun 13, 2010 13:20 IST
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Unable to feed her two girls, a widow has handed over her two minor daughters to an orphanage at Chhatarpur in Madhya Pradesh.

"Rachana Raikwar, a labourer residing in Ward Number two here, handed over her both daughters - Mohini (8) and
Anjali (6) to Samvedana Orphanage as she is in a penury," sources close to her, said.

The orphanage management conceded to her demand on Saturday, a day after she threatened to kill herself and her
children if they did not consider her demand to raise her daughters there, they said.

Rachana ordeal started when her husband Mahesh Raikwar died in December 2009 following which she, along with her
daughters, had approached her in-laws. But they did not allow the trio to stay with them at Khomp Tiwari village.

Later, she came to her parents house who also refused to let her in.

Rachana said that she would have happily reared her children, had she got some financial help from the government
running welfare schemes like widow pension scheme.