The Delhi Starvation Deaths of three sisters due to acute starvation has shook the capital The congested neighborhood where the little girls lived was known as Talab Chowk and was located in Mandawali, East Delhi. The place where deceased girls lived was a mere 7×7 windowless room, with a strong stench of garbage coming from the heaps piled up in the neighborhood.
This dingy locality came to light on Tuesday when three girls of the area died in an emergency ward of Lal Bahadur Shastri hospital.
The deceased girls were identified as 8-year-old Mansi, 4-year-old Shikha, and 2-year-old Parul. The father of the girls, who was a rickshaw puller, has been absconding since the girls died. Whereas, the mother of the children was identified as Beena and she was allegedly mentally unstable to look after the children.
According to a report by the Hindustan Times, the neighbor of the family told the national daily, “The mother of the children defecated in her clothes when on Thursday, the police were taking her away.” The neighbor added, “These rooms are not meant for a family of five. There are at least 10-12 such rooms in the building and around 40 people live here, most of who are laborers, rickshaw pullers or slum dwellers.” “Beena’s family was very poor,” said Manorama, who lives in a room right in front of Beena’s. “
We hardly got to see them in the past three days until the death of her kids came to light.”The residents also said that they had never any VIP leader or authority visiting their area. Until today, we had seen them only on TV. One of the neighbors mentioned that it was a sad state of affairs that these VIP’s only visit the locality only when a tragedy happened.
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