Bihar CM orders probe into starvation deaths

Last Updated: Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 11:19

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday ordered an investigation into the reports suggesting that people died of starvation in Sitamarhi and Gaya districts.
"Chief Minister has ordered a probe and asked the district magistrates of Sitamarhi and Gaya districts to enquire the allegations of starvation deaths and submit him a report soon," an official spokesman said.
He said Kumar had already directed the authorities to make those officials, who supply foodgrains to the BPL families, responsible.

According to reports, Ramlakhan Devi of Parsauni in Sitamarhi and Murti Devi of Atri in Gaya districts died of starvation recently.

Bureau Report



First Published: Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 11:19
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