5 of family choose death to starvation

Santosh Jha

Patna, September 5: State government officials here feel proud to announce that Bihar has not a single case of starvation death however, suicide cases driven by extreme poverty and implicit starvation threat have mounted in the state and deaths owing to economic miseries are reported every second-third day.

Five persons of a family apparently committed suicide on Monday at Sakara village of the Nawada district. The brother of the deceased family head, Mr Bal Krishan Prasad informed that his brother, Mundirka Singh was found under the influence of poison along with his wife, two daughters and a son outside the village and after the villagers informed them they were taken to the hospital where they died. The family had gone to the nearest hospital for treatment of Mundirka’s wife, Kalo Devi.

The Nawada police informed on Tuesday that the Police Captain, Mr J. S. Gangwar had reached the spot and ordered post-mortem of the five dead bodies. The DSP, Mr Subodh Prasad said the police are looking into the factors that led to their ‘suicide’.

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Published on:6 Sep, 2001
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