India, Dec. 4 -- Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who begins a three-day visit to his constituency Wayanad in north Kerala on Wednesday, will call on the family of Shehla Sherin, a 10-year-old girl who died last month after being bitten by a snake in her classroom, the party said.

A fifth standard student of Sarvajana Government High School in Sulthan Bathery, Sherin was bitten by a viper after she tripped on a burrow in the classroom. There was widespread outrage after the incident and later police registered a case against school teachers and a doctor for their alleged laxity.

After the incident Gandhi had called up her parents and promised to see them during his visit. He had also sent a letter to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan urging h...