12-yr-old walks 100 km to reach home, dies

A 12-year-old tribal girl died after walking 100 km with her family from Telangana to reach their native village in Bijapur district of Bastar.

The family, which worked in Telangana’s chilli farms, trekked through difficult terrain and Maoist-dominated areas, but Jeeta Madkami died 50 km short of home. CM Bhupesh Baghel has announced a solatium of Rs.5 lakh for the family.

“The child was in a group of 11 people, who had gone to Telangana to pluck green chillies in farms. After walking for three days, she died due to electrolyte imbalance in her body,” Bijapur chief medical health officer B R Pujari said.

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