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Zet
July 7th, 2011, 04:02 PM
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.

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. Their father was away at work and mother Rita had gone to fetch rice.

"Finding herself alone at home, Mumpy consumed Thiodan, a pesticide. Then, she ran to meet her father, who was about half a kilometre away. She told him that she had dreamt that someone had poured poison into her mouth and her stomach ached. Her alarmed father took her to a local pharmacy immediately where she was given some medicines. But her condition worsened soon and she had to be rushed to the local Baranberia hospital. From there, she was referred to Anulia hospital. But the doctors declared her brought dead," Tarafdar said.

It was only the day after her cremation that Mumpy's father found a note on her bed. Addressed to her mother, the girl requested her to make use of her eyes and kidney for the treatment of her father and brother. This left the aggrieved family inconsolable. "We were too late in understanding the feelings of a very sensitive child," Mridul wept. Mumpy's mother has gone into shock.
source (http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-07-04/india/29735331_1_kidney-transplant-eye-surgery-girl-ends-life)

I have to say that this is one of the saddest things I have ever heard, I even cried a little bit. Though she did make a noble choice, her family would rather have her alive.

JimJams
July 7th, 2011, 05:04 PM
Man...That is incredibly tragic. I hope her family can recover alright. :(

インフェルノの津波
July 7th, 2011, 05:19 PM
Right intentions, wrong decisions. Sure they got a few organs, but they lost their sister/daughter/student/friend. Just what the hell was going through the girls head?

Alinthea
July 7th, 2011, 05:25 PM
Right intentions, wrong decisions. Sure they got a few organs, but they lost their sister/daughter/student/friend. Just what the hell was going through the girls head?

How about wanting to do something to help her loved ones? Christ, lighten up.

It is a sad story. I guess some people are to good for this earth.

valor555
July 7th, 2011, 05:27 PM
Right intentions, wrong decisions. Sure they got a few organs, but they lost their sister/daughter/student/friend. Just what the hell was going through the girls head?

Actually the thing that makes it all the more tragic is that the girl was cremated before they learned of her plan, so they couldn't her organs.

インフェルノの津波
July 7th, 2011, 05:28 PM
I am saddened by this story-saddened that it ended in a really bad way. Her family's gonna be torn by this, and you're telling me to lighten up? About what, exactly is there to be good about?

Kyoko
July 7th, 2011, 06:46 PM
I am saddened by this story-saddened that it ended in a really bad way. Her family's gonna be torn by this, and you're telling me to lighten up? About what, exactly is there to be good about?

I think he meant that the girl did have good intentions so to not be terribly harsh on her. She was probably hoping that her family would be happier in the long run if she could save a few if she sacrificed herself. I doubt she was thinking of how they would react if she died since she was so focused on them.

I think this is so sad, and even more so because she was creamated so it's almost like she died in vain. I feel terrible for that family and hopefully things will one day look up for them in all of this.

Esper
July 7th, 2011, 06:54 PM
Somehow I had the feeling this was going to be a story from India before I even opened the thread. I feel like I read a lot stories about women and girls committing suicide there for one reason or another and I'm left with the feeling that it's somehow or another encouraged or condoned or something that makes them think it's a good idea to commit suicide... which makes this feel even sadder.

marz
July 7th, 2011, 06:57 PM
Right intentions, wrong decisions. Sure they got a few organs, but they lost their sister/daughter/student/friend. Just what the hell was going through the girls head?

Did you actually read the whole story?

Beautiful intentions, just terrible course of events. No one won in the end. That 12 year-old girl is one of the most selfless and caring I've ever heard of. It's a tragedy on top of her death that her wishes weren't carried through.

インフェルノの津波
July 7th, 2011, 07:10 PM
Yes, I read the story another 3 times before I even commented. I hate this story, it's just terrible, sad and frustrating in general. Nothing was done, good at least.

Captain Hobo.
July 7th, 2011, 08:42 PM
Wow, that is so sad. She killed herself just for organs. She is so selfless.:(

I am at a loss for world right now.

So sad:(

:'(

Careful With That Axe, Pichu!
July 7th, 2011, 09:14 PM
How can you just laugh off your sister's suicide intention? :s

Beautiful feelings, but careless actions... She must have known her death would tear her family apart, transplants or not.

Overlord Drakow
July 8th, 2011, 01:09 AM
How can you just laugh off your sister's suicide intention? :s

Beautiful feelings, but careless actions... She must have known her death would tear her family apart, transplants or not.

Probably didn't take her seriously and just thought she was kidding around.

The story is pretty saddening even for someone like me. I did find it a bit funny though, due to the whole epic fail aspect of her plan.

SUICIDE TO DONATE ORGANS

BURN THE BODY INSTEAD

Not even I can comprehend the madness that her family must be going through right now.

Maybe I should give my organs to that family, since I am inferior to bobandbill after all V__V

Careful With That Axe, Pichu!
July 8th, 2011, 09:59 AM
Probably didn't take her seriously and just thought she was kidding around.

Well, how can you not take a suicide intention seriously? Maybe she should have been more concerned. I mean, your sister has just confessed she wants to kill herself. First, it's one of those things you just don't laugh off, especially with the given circumstances. Second, leaving her alone? :s

pokecole
July 17th, 2011, 09:06 PM
Probably didn't take her seriously and just thought she was kidding around.

The story is pretty saddening even for someone like me. I did find it a bit funny though, due to the whole epic fail aspect of her plan.

SUICIDE TO DONATE ORGANS

BURN THE BODY INSTEAD

Not even I can comprehend the madness that her family must be going through right now.

Maybe I should give my organs to that family, since I am inferior to bobandbill after all V__V

Exactly how can you find this the slightest bit funny? She made a selfless act, in vain, only thing this selfless act accomplishes in the end is making their poor injured family's life some sort of a living H***. I'm sure the family members might be comtemplating suicide themselves... I mean, if something like that happened to me I don't think i'd know how to move on, you know?

Åzurε
July 18th, 2011, 08:36 AM
Um... nice try?

She may have had good intentions, but it wasn't her place to kill herself (I'd argue that it never is). She didn't- maybe couldn't, from her perspective- think it through to the end and farther. All she ended up doing was dying and hurting her family.

Don't get me wong, I'm sad for this girl, and for the people she wanted to help. But at the same time, it was so stupid.

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.
This as well. What kind of person laughs off this situation? It's her own sister, seriously considering suicide, explaining why, and asking her to join in. I'd say she's as much to blame for the death as Mumpy herself.

RetardRaichu
July 18th, 2011, 03:42 PM
:'(
That's all I can say. Just :'(