TIKAPUR, May 10: Befani Tharu,19, of Mukta Kamaiya (free bonded-laborers) settlement at Lamkichuha Municipality, has been tied with a rope for the last 14 years. It is uncertain how long she will stay like this due to her struggle with mental health.
Physically and mentally challenged people face discrimination in society and sometimes they are seen as a stigma. However, there are some who are breaking the limitations of their body and excelling at what they do using their skills, creating space for themselves. Helen Keller, Franklin D Roosevelt, Jhamak Kumari Ghimire are prime examples who have lived dignified lives contributing to the society. They are the ones whose physical impediment did not overshadow their dream.
NEW DELHI, April 18: In another shocker, a 12-year-old mentally challenged girl was raped by her neighbour along with two of his friends in Delhi’s Rohini. The matter was highlighted after the accused had shared the rape video with parents on WhatsApp. Taking cognizance of the matter, the Delhi Police arrested the accused from their house in the national capital.
JANAKPUR, July 29: Seventy-year-old Mati Waiba of Bateshwar Rural Municipality-1, Dhanusha, has been in iron chains for the past four months. The mentally ill person's family says he has been chained because he runs away from home.
DUNAI, Jan 17: Never had Bimal Bharati of Dunai-1in Dolpa district, who was mentally ill for five years, imagined that he would ever regain his sanity for his family lacked adequate financial resources to avail him treatment.