Two-year-old Anil breathed his last, succumbing to a congenital heart disease, while his parents, meanwhile, nurse injuries from the Dilsukhnagar blast
As his parents lay battling injuries from the twin blasts at Dilsukhnagar, one would’ve thought the little one was lucky to escape unscathed. Fate, however, had willed otherwise. On Tuesday, the two-year-old Anil breathed his last, succumbing to a congenital heart disease at the Banjara Hills Care Hospital.
The toddler’s parents, along with five others of the family, had arrived in the city from their native Nalgonda for the child’s regular heart check-up on February 21, the day of the twin blasts. The bomb went off as they awaited the bus back home at the Dilsukhnagar bus stand.
Anil’s father Ravinder Naik, a daily wager, lost his right leg in the impact of the blast, while the child’s 22-year-old mother Lakshmi is still nursing severe injuries to her legs injuries at Care Hospital.
Along with his injured parents, Anil Kumar was brought to the hospital where the surgeons performed the heart surgery.
“It’s as if misfortune is doggedly pursuing our family. We are shattered by the loss. We came here for Anil’s treatment and we have to leave the city without him. Both his parents are critical and they need all the help the Government can provide,” close relative Raju Naik said.
The hospital’s Additional Medical Superintendent B. Isaac Bhaskar Rao said Anil underwent a complex procedure for a birth defect in the heart on Monday, February 18.
“After the procedure, the child suffered multiple organ failure and sepsis. Despite the treatment, the child expired on Tuesday at around 4.10 p.m.,” Dr. Bhaskar Rao added.