In a distressing incident reported, a tribal child in Madhya Pradesh’s Ratlam district consumed insecticide due to hunger, prompting the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to set up an inquiry into the matter.
The incident allegedly took place on December 31 when the child was not given wheat by the local ration shop even after repeated requests. Unable to cope with hunger, the child consumed insecticide and is said to be in a critical condition.
The victim is being treated in the hospital for serious illness.
The National Child Protection Authority will conduct an inquiry in this regard.