Thursday, February 18, 2016

Widow in India pawns sons to pay for husband’s funeral...

In a heart-wrenching tale of poverty from a mineral-rich region of Odisha, a widow was forced to pawn her two minor sons for money to perform the last rites of her husband in Champua. Her tragic story came to light on Wednesday after block development officer S Nayak and other officials visited Champua on receiving information about the 'mortgaging' that occurred on Republic Day.
Sabitri Nayak, a tribal from Gadhuli village in Keonjhar district, handed over her sons Mukesh (13) and Sukesh (11) to her neighbour for Rs 5,000 when she could not perform the last rites of her husband, Raiba, the breadwinner of the family.

"I had to pawn my two sons because I don't even have money to feed my children," said Sabitri, who has three more children, Akash (9), Chilari (8) and Barsha (4).
 Daily wage earner Raiba had died on January 26 after a long illness that had drained the family's meagre resources and forced Sabitri to withdraw her children from school. The two pawned brothers are looking after the cattle of a neighbour who helped Sabitri with the money. Full story...

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