Twins’ tryst with misery
The Milli Gazette
Published Online: Jun 14, 2012
Print Issue: 16-30 June 2012
Patna: Sabah and Sarah Shakeel, aged 16 years, are conjoined twins whose suffering goes on increasing with the passing of time. They are now unable to move and spend the seventeen hours while awake in great agony. Muhammad Shakeel, father of the two miserable daughters, ekes out a humble living by running a tea stall. They find even crying painful. Unable to witness their agony he had even applied to the government for mercy killing. Five years ago experts had opined that the two needed five or six operations for their separation and either of the two would die. At that time crown Prince of Abu Dhabi had volunteered to bear the cost of the operation which the family did not accept. Dr. Benjamin Karsen had diagnosed that while Farah had two kidneys Sabah did not have even a single one.
This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 June 2012 on page no. 15blog comments powered by Disqus