Family of injured students seek public help for treatment

Report by: 
ANUP JAYSWAL
NORTH DINAJPUR
25 Sep 2018

Parents of Debabrata Sarkar, a class X student of Daribhit high school, who also sustained a bullet-injury during students and police clash on last Thursday that claimed lives of two students appealed for monetary help from people for his son’s further treatment.
Sarkar, who was released from North Bengal medical college & hospital, where he was referred to from Islampur sub divisional hospital was brought to his thatched house today.
“We do not have enough money to afford for further treatment of our son Debabrata. He is a skilled athlete too. But now he cannot even walk. The bullet injury changed his life. Now, we are entirely dependent on benevolence of general public so that Debabrata can get back to his regular life,” said Saraswati Sarkar, his mother saying that doctors advised prolonged treatment for him.
The minor student lying on his bed said, “We were protesting against recruitment of Urdu and Sanskrit teachers as those two subjects are not relevant for our school. We wanted teachers of other subjects. While we were protesting, police opened fire. A bullet hit my leg and I fell down. I cannot walk now.”
Debabrata has however not lost his courage. “I am sure about my regular life. I want to go to school again,” he said.