Help pours in for hunger victim’s kin
Financial and material help has begun to pour in for the family of starvation death victim Kishan Singh in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh district.jaipur Updated: Jan 15, 2010 01:17 IST
Financial and material help has begun to pour in for the family of starvation death victim Kishan Singh in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh district.
Singh, 45, died on December 25, after allegedly going without food for five days in Champakheda village, around 350 km from Jaipur. HT reported the death on January 5.
The district administration has adopted Singh’s daughter Prem Kanwar, 11, under the Palanhaar scheme, started a pension scheme for his widow Ganga Bai and employed his son Pappu under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS).
Pappu has been given work for 13 days at a compensation of Rs 100 every day. “I was issued the card on Tuesday. We’ve begun work on digging pits in the village,” Pappu said.
The village council has issued 50 kilos wheat to the family and some villagers also donated corn on their own.
Chittorgarh MLA Surendra Singh Jadawat said: “I’ve given the family Rs 5,100 in cash and clothes.”
On Thursday, the Rajasthan government said Singh did not die of starvation.
In a media release, the government said Chittorgarh collector Arushi Malik had visited Singh’s residence. “During the visit, no facts were found which give any sign that the family was facing starvation.”