Published August 23, 2012 | 2:58 pm
Sonepat: While on one hand India is planning its ultra modern mission to Mars , on the other hand, illiteracy is still becoming a curse for a large number of Indians.
Two minor girls in Sonepat died apparently due to their parents’ superstition and ignorance at Vikas Nagar in Haryana’s Sonepat town on Wednesday night. Prithivi and Raju, both snake charmers, had admitted their daughters Sania (6) and Pooja (8) to a private hospital at Murthal Chowk for suffering from food poisoning.
Hospital authorities said the snake charmers forcibly took them away while they were undergoing treatment claiming that they were under the influence of an evil spirit and decided to ‘treat’ them at home. The two men reportedly performed rituals as per their elders’ directions. However, the children breathed their last later that night.