Patna: A case has come to light in Bihar in which a 65-year-old woman became pregnant eight times in the last 14 months and became the mother of 8 girls. You must be surprised to hear this, but the record recorded in the government department is telling a similar story. According to this, a 65-year-old woman has given birth to eight girls in the last 14 months. Also Read – Bihar Flood Updates: Floods in Bihar continue to worsen, more than 83 lakh people affected
In another similar case, another woman has become the mother of 5 girls in the last 9 months. Actually, it is believed that this may be why some women have done this to get the ‘incentive’ given for giving birth to girls. Also Read – Covid-19 in Bihar: Around 2500 new cases of corona a day, 1.17 lakh people infected with Kovid-19 so far
In fact, under the provision of the National Health Mission, on giving birth to a girl child, the state health department gets Rs 1,400 as ‘incentive’. Also Read – Coronavirus Cases In Bihar: Corona Caught In Bihar Speed, Number Of Infections Reached 1 Lakh
65-year-old Leela Devi of Mushahari block of Muzaffarpur has taken her share of incentive for all 8 female babies in the last 14 months. Another such woman, Sonia Devi, has also taken incentive money for all 5 female babies in the last 9 months. Whereas these women have become mother only on paper.
Muzaffarpur District Magistrate Chandrashekhar Singh has constituted a high-level inquiry committee headed by an additional district magistrate to investigate the matter.
Singh said, “Prima facie it looks like a scam. It may be that government officials are involved in this. We have formed a team to investigate. “