13-yr old boy dies imitating stunt
He Was Very Naughty, Active: Parents
Srinagar, May 5: Family members of 13-year old boy, Arnab Singh, cannot believe that he ended his life while imitating a stunt in his house at Mehjoor Nagar here last month.
A 7th standard Burn Hall boy was a real showman, a wonder kid whose life touched hundreds of people. His recorded voice reciting verses of ‘Guruwani’ makes his entire family weep.
“He was alone at home after coming from school on that fateful day. After I arrived, I saw him hanging from the rope. When I held him for help he was already dead,” his mother Naminder Kaur told Greater Kashmir.
“His accidental hanging death two weeks ago stunned everybody in the Mohalla,” said his family members.
Arnab, who was often seen juggling and ‘mimicking stunts’ at his house, was found on the top floor of the house with a swing rope tangled around his neck on April 23, 2012,
Arnab’s mother and father remember him as a daredevil and a happy child. “He'd come hug me and tell me, ‘Mommy I’m your ‘Soona Kudda’ I won’t leave you alone,” mourned his mother.
“He always laughed and had a smile on his face,” his father, Purab Singh said. “Arnab was happy and curious child. He would always do stunts and play on the swing bed. His death has devastated us.”
His family said the hanging episode of a Punjabi militant, Rajoana also made him curious. “He would often enquire about the case as it was hot topic on national news,” the family said.
The kid’s father, Purab Singh said he may have attempted the act to clear his confusion as he was very naughty and active.
Family members were of the opinion that the media should restrict the telecast of violent scenes or programs. “We also wish that the capital punishment should be stopped to save our kids from imitating such acts,” they said.
Arnab’s parents lamented, why they left the ‘bold kid’ alone at home.
“We won’t bring our child back but we are appealing other parents that they shouldn’t leave their kids unattended,” Singh said.
“There were times I'd think, ‘Oh my God, if I ever lost him it would just wreck the whole world,” Naminder said. “You don't ever want to think that, and my worst fear came true.”
From a young age, Arnab knew he was gifted in many ways. He started walking at eight months old, and before he turned 3 years old, he was playing the tabla at Guruduwara.
“Literally the first day he started playing the tabla, was a special day for us as he struck his hands confidently and formed the beat,” Naminder recalled.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 5 May 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
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