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Indian woman leaves daughter and $153,000 property to become monk

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Anamika Rathore left behind her three-year old daughter and a $153,000 estate in order to join her husband in monkhood, according to Hindustan Times.

Rathore, 34, drew harsh criticism from throughout the community after leaving her toddler child behind.

Now to be known as Sadvhi Anakaar, the woman joined her husband two days after he became a Jain monk.

Activists from within the community approached the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

According to a religious leader, Anamika told officials, “My child will not become an orphan if I leave her. My brother and sister-in-law who are issueless have gladly adopted her. My father’s family is rich and so is my father-in-law’s family. The charges levelled by public representatives and others who had complained to the NHRC are false and had been done to get cheap publicity.”

Anamika also presented her daughter’s adoption papers before the officials.