INDIA: Suicide of two young girls who could face hunger and malnutrition no more

INDIA: Suicide of two young girls who could face hunger and malnutrition no more

MASUM reports that Sundari Sardar, a 16-year-old tribal girl, was married to Dilip Biswas just three months ago. Dilip was a daily labourer working at the betel cultivation. He often went out in search of additional work and income, but regularly returned home having earned nothing. As a result, Sundari and Dilip often went without food for several days at a time and both suffered extreme hunger and malnutrition because of this. Read more about INDIA: Suicide of two young girls who could face hunger and malnutrition no more

INDIA: 5 year-old girl, evicted from her home by government authorities, dies of starvation in West Bengal

INDIA: 5 year-old girl, evicted from her home by government authorities, dies of starvation in West Bengal

E.M. Lachhmi, aged five, died of starvation on 11 March 2005. She had not eaten for days. At the time of her death, her family had already lost their father to tuberculosis, and two younger brothers to starvation (UP-54-2003). E.M. Shiva died at the age of three in December 2003 of starvation while younger brother Taluk died in November 2004 from illness related to severe malnutrition and sub-human living conditions within one month of his birth. Read more about INDIA: 5 year-old girl, evicted from her home by government authorities, dies of starvation in West Bengal