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Karnataka family which saw three deaths had Aadhaar: UIDAI

The Bengaluru regional office of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has dismissed reports of three people of a family dying due to starvation for lack of Aadhaar cards in a village in Go

Published: 26th October 2017 02:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th October 2017 09:12 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The Bengaluru regional office of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has dismissed reports of three people of a family dying due to starvation for lack of Aadhaar cards in a village in Gokarna taluk of Uttara Kannada district. In a statement, UIDAI said that during a visit of its officials to Belehittala village the mother of the victims, Nagamma Maru Mukri, stated that she, along with all her deceased sons, had obtained Aadhaar numbers. She was able to show the Aadhaar cards of Narayan Mukri and Venkatramana Mukri. However, she could not find the Aadhaar card of Subbu Mukri. “The Aadhaar cards of Nagamma Mukri, her sole surviving son, Ganapathi Mukri, his wife and three children were also physically verified by officials,” said the release.

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