Jharkhand girl died due to starvation even after getting Aadhaar

An 11-year-old girl in Jharkhand who died of starvation this week had an Aadhaar card allotted in her name. This has been confirmed by the Aadhaar issuing authority UIDAI.

It was earlier reported that the little girl died due to hunger as her family's ration card was cancelled as it wasn't linked to Aadhaar.

The girl died after being starved of food for eight days as she got no mid-day meals at school during holidays.

Jharkhand government has ordered an investigation into the death.

It has also admitted to lapses in the implementation of the linking program between Aadhaar and ration card.

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