From BBC News Why India's sanitation kills women "The gruesome rape and hanging of two teenage girls in the populous Uttar Pradesh state again proves how women have become the biggest victims of India's sanitation crisis.
The two girls were going to the fields to defecate when they went missing on Tuesday night." (via J.K. Mohana Rao)
From Scroll.in via Shivam Vij A new explanation for the child mortality puzzle among Muslims: open defecation "Hindus are, on average, richer and more educated than Muslims. But oddly, the child mortality rate for Hindus is much higher. All observable factors say Hindus should fare better, but they don't. Economists refer to this as the Muslim mortality puzzle.....They found that Muslims, regardless of income, were 20% more likely to use toilets than Hindus."