Rights body: Boy, who consumed poison, was hungry

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09 Jan 2019

Madhya Pradesh: 10-year-old boy, who consumed poison, was hungry

The National Commission of Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has found the 10-year-old tribal boy, who consumed insecticide in Madhya Pradesh's Ratlam district, was hungry.

The boy lives in Ponbatta village of the district, and was taken to a local hospital by villagers. He was later referred to Ratlam.

He is undergoing treatment and is currently out of danger, reports claimed.

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Context

Backstory: The sorry tale caught media attention

Backstory: The sorry tale caught media attention

The incident took place on December 29, last year. After the story caught attention, it was reported the child was denied wheat by a local ration shop.

Acting on hunger, he consumed the first thing he could lay his hands on.

A team of NCPCR took cognizance of the matter and visited the village on Saturday.

Findings

The boy's family owned 19 bigha of land: NCPCR

Raghvendra Sharma, the chairman of the body, said the boy informed the team there was no food in the house.

"He was so hungry that he drank whatever he could lay his hands on, however, the family jointly owns 19 bigha of land," he said.

The boy's father had gone to Kota in Rajasthan to work as a daily laborer.

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Father took ration for last time in November

The body also learned that the boy's father, Nanuram, had taken ration from the public distribution system (PDS) shop in November. Nanuram confirmed there was no ration at his house and claimed the administration was trying to suppress the matter.

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A 10-year-old boy consumed insecticide as he was hungry.

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The team concluded the boy was driven out of hunger. He consumed the first thing he could lay his hands on.

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The boy's father, Nanuram, said there was no ration at his house.

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