A 13-year-old girl died here after her family allegedly compelled her to undertake a 64-day fast as part of a community ritual prompting the city police to launch an enquiry into the incident.
According to B Sumathi, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North Zone), a case would be filed after a preliminary inquiry into the incident.
As of now, we have made an entry in the general dairy, she said.
A local NGO Balala Hakkula Sangham (Child Rights Association) had yesterday wrote a letter to Hyderabad Police Commissioner seeking an inquiry into the girl’s death earlier this week.
The NGO had alleged that the minor’s family members and other community elders made her undertake a fast for over 60 days as part of a ritual.
“The girl was studying 8th class in St Francis School. She was on fast for 64 days. It was over on October 1. She was on a liquid diet for the first two days (after the fast).