Girl Weeps Stones: Blind Barbie Looks On Blankly
WHEN Kura Nitya, seven, cries, stones come out of her left eye. Nitya, of Cherlaboothkur in Karimnagar, produces between 12 to 25 stones a day. Sadly, they are not precious stones, rather worthless ones.
Her grandfather says:
“Initially we though it was some divine power and prayed to God for this phenomenon to stop. But, it did not stop even then. Initially we were unaware of what the object popping out was since it was smaller in size, but later, we realized they were stones.”
Says the child:
“During the popping out or after that, I have no pain.”
Anorak wonders how her grandfather had trouble identifying a stone, it being a pretty ordinary thing, albeit emerging from an unlikely source. And we recalled this:
Thirteen-year-old Savitri Kumari, a resident of Hazaribagh in Jharkhand, had claimed that she started ”weeping stones” about two years ago and has since undergone a surgeryn Ranchi to ”correct the condition”.
Dr Titiyal said the conclusion was drawn after Savitri, a school dropout, underwent extensive ENT checkup, CT scans, x-rays, psychological assessment and chemical analysis of her tears and stones.
“There was no foreign particle in the patient’s eyes. Some stones were found in her ears which were physically pushed in,” he said.
Anorak has not seen the weeping girls stones, and cannot rule out them looking like Barbie’s dislocated eyeballs…