Friday, May 16, 2008

The Price of a life?

Yesterday a father and his four year old daughter died under the wheels of a bus in India – because of two rupees. Sanischar Tapto (40), a tribal labourer, and his four-year-old daughter Sunita wanted to travel home from Orissa's Jharsuguda district to their home in Sundergarh. But he only had Rs 8 instead of Rs 10 required for the bus tickets The angry conductor pushed both father and daughter out of the moving bus. They landed under the wheels of the bus and were crushed to death.

Sahadev Nayak a passenger of the bus said, “When the man said he has no more money, some fellow passengers also offered to pay two rupees on his behalf to the conductor. But the conductor did not listen and pushed them."

These lives need to be treasured: pray for Sanischar and Sunita to be with God – and pray for that conductor, whose moment of madness will irrevocable change many lives.

1 comment:

Frankly Wrankles said...

This is such a hectic story.