In a tragic incident, a heart-wrenching video of a 13-year-old girl begging her father to pay for her cancer treatment, has gone viral on social media, just days after she lost her life to the terminal illness. The video which has taken the nation by storm, shows a girl named Sai Sri from Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh begging her father to sell their house for her treatment.
As per reports, Sai Sri's father Madamsetti Siva Kumar, had abandoned his wife Suma Sri and daughter eight years ago. Sai Sri lived with her mother in Vijayawada, while her father resided in Bengaluru. However, before separation, the couple had purchased a flat in the name of their daughter Sai Sri.
''Daddy. You say that you don't have money. At least we have this house. Please sell this house and pay for my treatment daddy. Or else, they (doctors) say that I won't survive for long. Please do something and save me," Sai Sri says in the video.
Sai Sri sent a heartbreaking Whatsapp message to her father and after the message got viral, Sri's father threw her and her mother out of the house. In a shocking incident, the father allegedly sent goons with the help of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MLA Bonda Umamaheswara Rao to settle the issue.
Further, the Police even refused to file complaint against the goons send by Shiv Kumar, as they were reportedly supported by the MLA.
"We have filed a petition in Human Rights Commission regarding the case. We have appealed to initiate action," Achyuta Rao, President, Balala Hakkula Sangam.
Sai Sri was first diagnosed with cancer on 27 August 2016, when she had a fever and they conducted a blood test. She finally succumbed to the cancer on 14 May as her father never turned up.
Meanwhile, TDP MLA Bonda Umamaheswara Rao clarified that he has no connection with the incident and expressed his dismay over the death of the child.
Taking note of the situation, that the father didn’t spend the money even though he could afford it, the State Human Rights Commission ordered the city Commissioner of Police to submit a detailed report on the incident.
With the video having gone viral across the nation now, a cry of outrage is spreading over the father’s shocking insensitivity and apathy towards his own child.