Hardoi, October 13: A class nine girl died on Friday after returning from Beti Bachao Beti Padhao function, organised on the occasion of International Day of the Girl Child in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi. The deceased was identified as Supriya Sharma. Her parents said Supriya suffered high fever after returning from Beti Bachao Beti Padhao event and died at the hospital.
Supriya's health condition deteriorated as soon as she returned home from the event. She was suffering from high fever when her parents took her to the hospital, where she died during treatment, reported news agency ANI. The family of the girl 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," the father of the deceased told the agency. Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA) from Hardoi, Hemant Rao, denied the allegation leveled by the family members of the girl.
Rao said the authority made all the arrangement and that they are not anyhow responsible for the death 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.
Around 11,000 school girls gathered in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi on Thursday to script a world record by taking an oath for 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign. The initiative was taken by the district administration and representatives of Eurasia World.