Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Daspalla, Mar 21:
Eighty year-old Khetrabasi Pradhan resident of Daspalla block, Nayagarh district of Odisha has died of hunger, waiting for help. Although positive till the end that government could come forward to help him. He was disappointed and passed away without food in his stomach or a roof over his head.
A resident of Daspalla block, Vijaynagar village, Pradhan was not able to get his old age pension due to wrong age registered in the voter list by mistake.
The starvation death of Khetrabasi Pradhan has raised questions about the food security bill.
Even after a report in Sambad about the octogenarian’s pathetic condition on March 14, the district authorities had not given any attention to the old man.
Prussian was too feeble to work for some time and as there was no food in his house he has allegedly died of hunger, according to Sambad.