Death of 3 Delhi sisters: Stomach was absolutely empty, they died of starvation, says doctor

Three girls — aged eight, four and two years — who died in an east Delhi hospital, succumbed to ‘gross malnutrition’, a doctor said on Thursday.
“There was no trace of fat on their bodies. Postmortem showed the stomach was absolutely empty. It’s a case of gross malnutrition,” said Dr Amita Saxena, the MS of Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital.
The three minor girls were from Delhi’s Mandawali area and died in the hospital on Tuesday.
The Delhi government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the deaths, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia announced on twitter.
While the children’s mother was found to be mentally unstable, their father, a rickshaw puller, has not returned home and efforts are on to find him.
The children were identified as Mansi (8), Shikha (4) and Parul (2).
Beena, a 29-year-old woman who was living in the slums of Mandawali with her husband Mangal Singh (32) had shifted to a small room in Talab Chowk on Saturday after their shanty was damaged in the rain.