An 11-year-old girl, Fathima, died in Kerala after her parents refused to treat her with modern medicines and instead relied on Islamic religious cure. According to her neighbours, Fathima was suffering from a high fever for the past four days. They also said that Fathima’s parents are orthodox religious believers and don’t believe in modern medicines.
After her health deteriorated further, she was taken to a private hospital in the early morning, but the hospital officials confirmed that she was brought dead.
Another death under similar circumstances had happened in Fathima’s family earlier.