In heart-rending video, 13-year-old begged dad for money to treat cancer before death

Days after Sai Sri's death, a heart-wrenching video has surfaced on the Internet in which she can be seen begging her father for money to treat cancer.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 17, 2017 10:31 pm
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A 13-year-old girl from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, Sai Sri, lost her life to bone marrow cancer. Days after her death, a heart-wrenching video has surfaced on the Internet in which the little girl can be seen begging her father for money to treat cancer. Seeking financial aid from her dad, she can be heard sobbing and requesting, “Please save me, daddy. Doctors say I won’t survive for long if I don’t get treatment. You say you don’t have money, but we have a house here. Please sell it and pay for my treatment. Please do something and save me.”

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“I want to go to school like all other children and play with my friends. If I get treatment on time, I can go to school again. I feel pain in my limbs. There is no money with mummy. If you think that she will take your money, then you take me to the hospital, and get me treated,” she also said. The video, recorded on a mobile phone by her mother Suma Sri, has gone viral. Sri alleged that the video was forwarded to Kumar through WhatsApp but he did not respond.

Watch the video here


Sri sent the heartbreaking WhatsApp message to her father, after the message got viral, Sri’s father threw her and her mother out of the house. Unbelievably, the father allegedly sent goons with the help of Telugu Desam Party (TSP) MLA Bonda Umamaheswara Rao to settle the issue.

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 told ANI.

Taking note of the situation, that the father didn’t spend the money even though he could afford it, the SHRC ordered the city Commissioner of Police to submit a detailed report on the incident. With the video having gone viral across the nation now, outrage is spreading over the father’s shocking insensitivity and apathy towards his own child.

(With inputs from ANI)

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  1. A
    May 18, 2017 at 3:21 pm
    blame the ing government our PM feku spend crore on advert for election but he cannot give free medical treatment for children he will give free only if somebody write to him for help and then all ing blind chaddi will praise feku for months.
    1. S
      May 18, 2017 at 1:32 pm
      Medical practice has become like a corporate business. Doctors are no more a God! They're greedy piece of filth.
      1. J
        May 18, 2017 at 10:53 am
        We boast on many fronts but failed in providing the basic need of health care. In the last 60-70 years post independence, health care sector developed to an unimaginable height but it is only for making benefit to businessmen, not the needy. Even in education, the same trend continues. Governments must focus providing absolutely free healthcare services and free education for all irrespective of rich, poor, caste and religion.
        1. S
          May 18, 2017 at 10:44 am
          shame on the father, he does not deserve to be a father
          1. J
            May 18, 2017 at 10:59 am
            Blame the governments, not the father. No father will be happy seeing his daughter dying. Sometime unable to see his daughter suffering a lot and unable to provide cure for cancer, he may preferred death for his daughter with a heavy heart. Why are you not talking about the role of government in providing free healthcare for such disease? It is the duty of the government to provide high quality free healthcare to each and every citizen of India
          2. R
            May 18, 2017 at 9:47 am
            Most likely, the politician who prevented the father from sel house wants to grab it. Also, what the father did is a shame to all fathers! Both the father & the polician p-i-g should be immersed in a drum of corrosive liquid
            1. S
              May 18, 2017 at 8:39 am
              it's so sad, tears in my eyes.
              1. N
                May 18, 2017 at 8:08 am
                If the police had refused to file complaints against goons under MLA's pressure, a case of culpable homicide should be filed against Police, MLA and Father. The police officer who refused to file a complaint least govt should do is to dismiss first and arrest later for willful dereliction of duty, criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide. This country is becoming lawless due to govt ins utions abdicating their responsibilities and partisan organisational behaviour. Remember today's criminals are tomorrow's terrorists. Maoism in India has spread because police and state administration looked other side when these goons started spreading terror activities and today it has become one of the biggest threat to the nation.
                1. D
                  May 18, 2017 at 3:38 pm
                2. A
                  May 18, 2017 at 7:31 am
                  Govt. should provide free treatment for such disease ............... as for the Father, TDP will get washed out for supporting such a ..........
                  1. S
                    May 18, 2017 at 6:45 am
                    Police has become half gunda in 2-3 decade long culture of working in tandem with goons turned politicians...its a very dangerous situation for a commoner who faces any crime now a days...going to police is as dangerous as facing the crime
                    1. S
                      May 18, 2017 at 2:34 am
                      For a moment I thought the le was mis-typed...
                      1. A
                        May 18, 2017 at 2:27 am
                        I think they should also take action against goons and also police goons along with MLA/minister. This is getting ridiculous
                        1. R
                          May 18, 2017 at 2:06 am
                          Even animals show more compassion and care towards their offspring. They risk their lives in order to protect their offspring. This father is totally irresponsible and insensitive....such gross negligence should not go unpunished.
                          1. H
                            Hemant Kumar
                            May 17, 2017 at 11:49 pm
                            I fail to understand why do hospitals and doctors refuse treatment before payment in such critical cases?? Can't the payment wait before the treatment begin?
                            1. I
                              May 18, 2017 at 1:09 pm
                              You mean after the treatment of course. I agree with you. Somehow the money would have been found to pay at least part of dues for operating on the poor girl.
                            2. K
                              May 17, 2017 at 11:15 pm
                              Is this how a father responds to her daughter ?he will not get pardoned by god
                              1. B
                                May 17, 2017 at 10:47 pm
                                Unfortunately there is nothing much the doctors can do with bone marrow cancer also called "Multiple Myeloma". It is an uncurable cancers. Treatment can only prolong pain and illness and suffering.
                                1. A
                                  May 18, 2017 at 6:46 am
                                  Not always, there is transplant option available but of course she would have had to find a match and yes the treatment is very expensive
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