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Vehl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 11:07 AM
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Girl ends life to donate eyes to dad


NADIA: For days, Mumpy would listen quietly as the elders discussed how only an eye surgery could save her father's vision and a kidney transplant her brother's life. But both surgeries were beyond the family's meagre means. So, Mumpy hit upon a plan, which to her 12-year-old mind seemed the answer to all troubles. She would kill herself, which would save the dowry, too, and her organs would give her loved ones back their lives.

Mumpy did stick to her plan. But the suicide note in which she had scribbled down her wishes was found the day after she was cremated.
The incident took place in Dhantala's Jhorpara on June 27. Her father's and brother's ailments had left Mumpy Sarkar, a Class VI student, anxious. One of the kidneys of her brother Monojit, a Class XI student, was damaged and the other was getting weak. Father Mridul Sarkar, a daily wager, was also gradually losing his eyesight.

"The family had approached the local MLA for help. We had decided to grant them some money for the boy's treatment. But the tragedy happened all of a sudden," said Dhantala panchayat pradhan Tapas Tarafdar.

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http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-07-04/...


The poor girl! I dont know what to say. Probably the saddest story I've heard recently :cry: :cry:
Such self sacrifice...but if only she had told this to some elders...they would have prevented her from going through with this plan.

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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 11:14 AM
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1. Too sad for words.
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avebury Donating Member (455 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 11:27 AM
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2. That is so sad.
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Geoff R. Casavant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 11:41 AM
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3. It's like an O. Henry story.
Too tragic.
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 12:08 PM
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4. that was my thought exactly.
having cut long hair and sold a watch rather pales in comparison, doesn't it?
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 04:40 PM
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6. Yeah.
Awful.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 04:36 PM
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5. poor sweet little angel. Poor angel.
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