13-Year Old Girl Dies Of Cancer As Father Shirks Responsibility

Saisri, who suffered from blood cancer, cried for help from her father and finally breathed her last. The death shook the city as she was seen pleading with her father for help in a video message.
Saisri

Amaravati: Madamsetti Krishna Saisri, a 13-year old girl, who was suffering from blood cancer, died on Sunday, leaving her hapless mother by her side. The little girl breathed her last when the whole world was celebrating the Mothers’ Day. The girl had sent a video message to her father, Madamsetti Sivakumar, pleading with him to help her survive.

The girl was born to Sivakumar and Sumasri, when they were in a live-in relationship. Sivakumar, who lives with his family in Krishna Lanka in the city, had purchased a house at Durgapuram for Sumasri and registered it in the name of the little girl, Saisri. However, Sivakumar and Sumasri broke their live-in relationship forcing Sumasri to leave for Hyderabad to live with her parents. As Saisri suffered blood cancer, Sumasri had returned to the city last month with her daughter to sell the house to mobilise money for the daughter’s treatment. To her surprise and shock, she found the house occupied by some people, reportedly on the directions of a local legislator and she was not allowed to enter it. The little girl and the woman made several requests to Sivakumar and the city police to restore the house to them in vain. Sumasri alleged that the police too did not entertain her complaint as they were under pressure from the ruling party MLA, Bonda Umamaheswara Rao.

Having nothing on hand and lost the house too, the mother could not provide medicare to the daughter leading to her death. The little girl made several attempts to reach to her father over phone and had finally recorded a video message explaining her plight and sent it to her father. As the message could not move her father and the mother could not provide medicare, the girl succumbed to the blood cancer and breathed her last.

Meanwhile, leaders of all political parties in the city, excluding the ruling TDP-BJP combine, met police commissioner D Gautham Sawang and complained to him about the MLA’s involvement in the case. They held the MLA indirectly responsible for the death of the innocent girl and demanded that the house be restored to Sumasri at least now.

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