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Girl, 12, commits suicide to donate organs to father, brother but is cremated before note is found

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A 12-year-old girl, Mumpy Sarkar, living in the eastern India village of Jhorpara made the ultimate sacrifice– killing herself so she could donate her organs to her ailing father and brother.

This selfless act turned even more tragic, however, when in a twist of fate ironic enough only for Shakespeare, the plan went awry when her wishes were not discovered until after her cremation.

“We were too late in understanding the feelings of a very sensitive child,” her inconsolable father Mridul Sarkar told the Times.

NY Daily News: The dad was losing his eyesight, while son Monojit was battling kidney failure, the newspaper reported. The cash-strapped family could not afford the transplants needed to keep both healthy.

The girl was so dedicated to her cause that she even encouraged her older sister to kill herself as well. It wasn’t until Mumpy ingested a deadly pesticide that her sister knew she was serious.

It’s tragic when the real world is even more sad than the Save the Children Commercials.

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