Prakash was born in Thana Village in the Karnali Region of Nepal. He is 12 years old and is in class 8. He is the eldest child of his parents who are both illiterate. He has a family of 8 members with 5 siblings. Four month ago on a gloomy day he missed school because he had to go to the mountains (Lekha) along with the villagers to bring wooden logs for a roof of the new house. He was one of them who were carrying the central beam of the roof. The log was freshly cut so it was immensely heavy. His team carried the log from the cutting area to the ridgeline and past the pasture they slide down the stream. When they slide the log down the narrow stream, Prakash happened to be in the front. Suddenly the log slipped and loose control and snapped Prakash’s right leg instantly.
Takka and Jagat two teenagers from the same village when they heard the roaring of a child in their vicinity they rushed to the seen and took control. Takka the older one took his scarf and rapped around the terrifying injury. The whole ground was covered with twigs and leafs and had turned in to a bloody puddle. The blood was rapidly spraying out of the child’s leg. Eyewitness Takka told me despite all these Prakash had no tears in his eyes and he had only one worry in his mind, he didn’t want his dad to know as he thought he was going to get serious scolding. Those two teen-agers carried the injured child for two hours and reached the top end of the village. They called for help but no one arrived as everyone had gone to work in the field.
So Takka decided to take the injured child to Thana Chauta, which is the center of the village. There arrived a local medic Ali Sir who has been working in that as a medic for more then a decade. When he inspected the wound he knew it was fatal. A crowd of people accumulated with in no time, some started shivering where as some commenced screaming. Prakash in the background could hear few people chattering with whisper saying he is going to loose that leg. Once the medic decided it wasn’t locally promising to remedy his leg, he suggested the villagers to take him to the district hospital. The district hospital is with in 5 hour walking distance. They walked whole night and it took them 9 hours and reached at dawn. Eagle-eyed the health assistant at the district hospital quickly referred them to the Surkhet regional hospital. Prakash and his father headed to Surkhet on a bumpy bus ride via Karnali Highway. Last time I rode that highway, I felt like I had done Sydney 100 Km Trail-walker race again but with out a medal. So one can imagine the suffering topped to that utterly injured child by the bumpy bus ride.