Kamal Nath seeks probe in alleged starvation death

Bhopal : Former Chief Minister Kamal Nath has demanded a judicial probe into the alleged starvation death of a 55-year-old man in Madhya Pradesh's Dhar district. He has also sought the post-mortem report to be made public, and a financial aid of Rs 10 lakh to the victim's family.

Kamal Nath wrote a letter to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Thursday mentioning about the death of Sundar Lal in Dhamnod of the Dhar district.

The letter said, "You must have read the heart-breaking news of the death of a 55-year-old man from hunger in the Gram Panchayat Dudhi. Despite the right to food law in the country, the death of starvation in the state is condemnable but it is also an indication that the arrangements that the government is claiming are not reaching the citizens. It is a blot on the forehead of the state."

Kamal Nath has demanded that the post-mortem report of the deceased be made public and that the family be traced and given a compensation of Rs 10 lakh, so that they too do not suffer from hunger.

He also demanded that a judicial inquiry should be conducted in this case.

 

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