The Wonder Woman of Bihar: a mother to 8 girls in 14 months at the age of 65

A shocking case of scam has come to light in the government scheme in Muzaffarpur, Bihar.  A 65-year-old woman has given birth to 8 girls in 14 months. It is impossible for medical science, but under the guise of the National Health Mission has shown it to be true on paper.  The whole game is to grab the incentive given to the girl child.

According to the information received, the case is of Musahri block of Muzaffarpur district.  The documents deposited by the government money grab middlemen are amazing.  According to this, a 65-year-old woman has given birth to eight girls in just 14 months.  Mission officials and the bank’s CSP also used to send incentive money to an elderly woman on this baseless document. Women, whose names, addresses, and account numbers have been used, do not even know about them. The involvement of many employees of Musahri PHC is coming out in this fraud. Media propaganda against Tablighi Jamaat an act of malice

Musahri Primary Health Centre in-charge Upendra Chaudhary has lodged an FIR with the local police station regarding the matter, after which the matter came to light.  Upendra Chaudhary told that this is incredible. At the age of 65, Leela Devi gave birth to eight girls in 14 months, as shown in the papers. She was given incentives from the government on the birth of the girls on every so-called delivery. He said that Rs 1,400 for each so-called delivery has been transferred to the alleged account of Leela Devi and the money has also been withdrawn by the beneficiary.

As per the National Rural Health Mission records, Shanti Devi has given birth to five girls in nine months, and Sonia Devi has given birth to four girls in five months. When these women were contacted for investigation, they were terrified. Giving information about her age and children, she said that it must have been decades since she gave birth to a child. Anti-CAA NRC protests and the emerging Muslim-Queer-Dalit solidarity

Taking a strict cognizance of the irregularities, District Magistrate Chandrashekhar Singh ordered a high-level inquiry. The inquiry committee headed by Additional District Collector Rajesh Kumar has found that prima facie allegations of irregularity are true. He said that after a detailed investigation departmental action will be taken against those found guilty.

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan is a student at the Centre for Chinese and South-east Asian Studies, JNU, New Delhi. He also works with Hasratein- a Delhi based queer collective. The current area of his academic interest lies in the study of the Chinese language and society.