Pakistan shares grief of Baby Falak's death

Pakistan shares grief of Baby Falak's death
New Delhi Battered baby Falak may have passed away but the two-year-old's struggle for survival continues to move many 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 receiving condolence messages including those from Pakistan.

"...I pray for Baby Falak. May ALLAH shower HIS MAGIC here.. I don't 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.

Dr 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 abandoned 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.

Story First Published: March 23, 2012 20:21 IST

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