In a shocking incident, a class 9 girl student who went to 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' event in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi died after returning home. The girl went to the event on the International Day of the Girl Child. The deceased Supriya Sharma's health worsened as soon as she reached home, her parents said.
According to her parents, the girl was suffering from a high fever when she returned back home. They rushed her to the hospital, where she died during treatment. The girl's family accused the district authorities of not making proper arrangement of the event and carelessness.
"She went to attend the function. But the arrangement made there were not up to the mark. Drinking water was not available. When my daughter came back home, she was suffering from high fever," said the father of the girl.
Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA) from Hardoi, Hemant Rao, refuted the allegation levelled by the family members of the girl.
"Every facility was available medical, drinking water facility. The accusation made by the family is baseless and the matter is being investigated. Soon the truth will come out," he said.
In the event around 11,000 school girls gathered in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi to script a world record by taking an oath for 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign on Thursday.
The initiative was taken by the district administration and representatives of Eurasia World.