The death of a little girl

I wrote about the incompetence at Jinnah hospital a couple of days ago and since then was getting a clearer picture from my friend about the underlying story – the accident. The man, John Ashraf Bhatti, isn’t a peon, but a janitor. He’s back home now (JPMC incompetence continued since I last wrote), but has a broken ankle, impaired vision in one eye, and complains of frequent pains. Needless to say the financial burden has been immense.

Yet, this wretched tale has a shocking twist. The man’s daughter was 2 years old and she and her dad were knocked off their motorcycle by the tanker driver. She survived the initial fall and what happened next is too awful to write about so I’ll just quote Farooq Baloch, a reporter with the News:

But worse was yet to come. As the two tried to gather their senses and young Angel Bhatti made an attempt to reach the comforting arms of her father, the tanker driver in a state of panic restarted his vehicle and tried to flee. With the huge tanker lunging forward, young Angel did not stand a chance.

You can click on the link to read what happened after Angel was run over.

As I mentioned, the family is now facing a financial crisis. If anyone would like to help the family out, I would be happy to ensure that the assistance is delivered straight to the family in its entirety.

7 Comments so far

  1. Kashif Ali Bhutto (unregistered) on October 15th, 2006 @ 12:34 am


  2. Kashif (unregistered) on October 15th, 2006 @ 12:57 am

    These tanker drivers should be hanged in public.

  3. MB (unregistered) on October 15th, 2006 @ 10:05 am

    One hang wont do any good. The tanker driver knew he can escape, and so he did. When you dont have any fear of law, thats what happen

  4. turab (unregistered) on October 15th, 2006 @ 11:51 am

    very sad story…….

    if only …with adequate water supply we can get rid of tanker mafia and drivers once and for all…..

    if only…..

  5. Kashif (unregistered) on October 15th, 2006 @ 11:49 pm

    If they are hanged on regular basis, including the corrupt police officials, others will get the lesson.

  6. Sajjad Maqbool (unregistered) on October 16th, 2006 @ 12:55 am

    I and my friends r collecting funds and v will try as much as possible to help this guy…plz tell me hw and where shud I submit the funds….
    Plz contact me at 0300-2353751
    I am student of Sir Syed University of Engineering

  7. Fakhr (unregistered) on October 16th, 2006 @ 11:23 am

    Very sad story :(
    I am studying at SZABIST, so I will try to trace what SZABIST is doing for him.
    May god bless her soul and give strength to their family also health to the injured father

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