A Minor girl killed by dogs in Koderma

Jharkhand MirrorA 12-year-old girl was killed by a bunch of dogs in a village under Markachcho police station area of Jharkhand’s Koderma district on Sunday morning

According to the police, a minor girl who had gone to answer nature’s call outside her house was killed when a bunch of dogs attacked her. Notably, Koderma is one of the five open defecation free (ODF) districts in Jharkhand. “The girl, identified as Madhu Kumari, daughter of Umesh Singh, a resident of Bhagwatidih village in Markachcho (South) panchayat, was killed by the dogs on Sunday morning”, added police.

A preliminary inquiry has been conducted into the incident, particularly to find out why the family did not have toilet inside their house, said Gyanmani Ekka Block Development Officer. “In our initial inquiry, it has come to light that the family’s name was not listed in the baseline survey of 2011, on the basis of which toilets were supposed to have been constructed. One of the reasons for the same could be that the family had a ‘pucca’ house and, as per criteria, only poor people with ‘kutcha’ houses were included in the baseline survey. In so far as that baseline survey is concerned, we have completed our target,” said Ekka.

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