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Bengal Girl Ends Life To Donate Eye, Kidney To Father, Brother

[ Updated 03 Jul 2011, 08:59:02 ]
Bengal Girl Ends Life To Donate Eye, Kidney To Father, Brother

Krishnagar(Nadia), West Bengal, Jul 3: A 12-year-old girl Mumpy Sarkar committed suicide on June 27 in order to donate her eye and kidney to her father and brother, but her suicide note came to the notice of the family after she was cremated, reports Times of India. 

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 Jhorpara near Dhantala 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 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.

Mumpy had taken elder sister Monica, a Class VIII student, into confidence and had urged her to commit suicide as well for the cause.When Mumpy told Monica about her plan on the morning of June 27, the latter laughed it off and left for school.