July 7, 2015. 8.25 am.
p style=”text-align:justify;”>I was waiting for my office bus.
There came a father-son duo. From the as called less privileged class.
p style=”text-align:justify;”>The boy was playing, wobbling water in a steel tumbler. Maybe that annoyed the father; as he snatched the glass, threw the water, kept it with himself and walked away.
The little boy, of about 4 years, was trotting behind. Tears running down his cheeks.
p style=”text-align:justify;”>And then I saw it.
He didn’t have ears.
Maybe chopped off or surgically removed.
He had a headband like machine probably to aid hearing.
When he crossed me, he was crying. Tears trickling but no voices.
That moment, I felt really helpless. I couldn’t even wipe his tears.
p style=”text-align:justify;”>Hindustan Times found the boy I was talking about.
And put my mind to rest.
Thankfully, his ears were not chopped or surgically removed.
But the worse of it, he was born without them.
They have published his whole story here…