World can be a cruel place. The cruelty is especially profound when the one at the receiving end can't even comprehend the misery forced upon him. And God forbid if a child has to go through this.
A mother of a child is his entire world. A loss of such a bond can be a great blow.
A heartbreaking video has emerged. In it, a woman can be seen lying on the ground. A toddler, visibly agitated, tugs at sheet placed over the woman. The place seems to be a railway station and announcements can be heard in the background. The toddler appears upset and crying. Little does he know that his mother will never wake up. She is dead.
मुजफ़्फ़रपुर स्टेशन पर खेल रहे इस बच्चे को नहीं मालूम कि इसकी मां अब हमेशा के लिये सो गई है। बिहार में दो दिन में इस महिला की तरह ही 5 लोगों की मौत ट्रेन में हो गयी। कोई तो देखे कि आखिर ये मौतें क्यों हो रही है ?#PiyushGoyal#IndianRailways#nitishkumar pic.twitter.com/hfmUcgmmp4— Nitish chandra (@NitishIndiatv) May 26, 2020
The video has been shot in Muzaffarpur in Bihar. The woman was travelling from Gujarat to Katihar with her child and relatives by Shramik Special train. The woman, named Alveena Khatoon, suffered due to the heat and breathed her last at Muzaffarpur.
The tragic incident took place on Monday. The Government Railway Police (GRP) sent Alveena Khatoon's body home in an ambulance. But between the time of her death and arrival of the ambulance, the heartbreaking video was recorded.
The child probably does not even know what is life and what is death. And it's a cruel play of destiny that the child's first brush with these words had to come through the death of his own mother.