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Last Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012, 21:20
  
New Delhi: Battered baby Falak may have passed away but the two-year-old's struggle for survival continues to move many a hearts not only in India but also in Pakistan.

It has been seven days since Falak, who was brought to AIIMS with severe head injuries, broken arms, bite marks all over her body and cheeks branded with hot iron, died, but the doctors who were treating her are still recieving condolence messages including those from Pakistan.

"...I pray for Baby Falak. May ALLAH shower HIS MAGIC here..I dont know what exactly to say...I know this- I am sad..weeping for falak. I am a mother of 2 kids....," Dr Deepak Agarwal said quoting a mail that came from Lubna, a Pakistani national.

Agarwal, assistant professor with the department of neurosurgery at the AIIMS Trauma Centre, had been attending on Baby Falak from the day she was admitted there.

The abandones baby girl was admitted to the AIIMS Trauma Centre on January 18. After having recuperated from her injuries and waiting to be discharged from the hospital, she suddenly suffered an unexpected heart attack on the night of March 15 and passed away.

During the course of her 58-day treatment at the Trauma Centre, Falak had blood, chest and brain infection and underwent five surgeries and had also suffered two heart attacks.

Another mail which came to the doctors from Gunjeet, a citizen of Canada, read, "I just don't know what to feel for Falak. One had so much hope and felt that she would have somehow lead a normal life. It feels strange that such a young life should have undergone so much pain in just two years. It must be extremely difficult for you and your entire team since you all put in so much for her...

"My sincere sympathies for the loss since you and your team are the ones who cared and sustained her during this time. I just hope there are no more horrific cases of this sort ever. God bless her soul."

Moved by Falak's plight, Indians as well people from the outside countries had expressed their desire to adopt her.

Baby Falak was brought to the hospital by a girl, who had falsely claimed to be her mother. Investigations revealed the shocking story of Falak, her two siblings and their mother who were all separated after falling victim to human traffickers.

Falak's mother Munni was tricked into a second marriage by three women who had promised that her three children will be taken care of but they were left to different people.

Agarwal said, "She had survived all odds and was doing well when the cardiac arrest happened. Even at the age of two she was great fighter."

PTI


First Published: Friday, March 23, 2012, 21:20


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