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Girl’s death post fast: Lokayukta seeks report from police

The Lokayukta for the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on Thursday called for a report from Hyderabad Police in connection with the death a 13-year-old girl, who died allegedly after undertaking a 68-day fast as part of a community ritual. Based on a complaint filed by a local child rights NGO, 'Balala Hakkula Sangham' (Child Rights Association), Lokayukta Justice B Subhashan Reddy called for a report from Deputy Commissioner of Police (North Zone) by October 24. NGO president Anuradha Rao, in her complaint, had alleged that the girl's parents and family members made her undertake fast for 68-days, which it claimed led her to death.
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