Nose chewed up by rat, 6-year-old to un­dergo surgery

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI - Megha Pol megha.pol@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Ahana Sharma was just a month old when she was at­tacked by a rat that chewed up her nose. Now six, Ahana is used to her friends at school mak­ing fun of her.

But this won’t last long, as Thane civic com­mis­sioner San­jeev Jaiswal, who met her at an event in her school, has said he will pay for Ahana’s plas­tic surgery.

Jaiswal met Ahana at a civic school in Man­pada and asked her about her nose.

“She told him it was chewed up by a rat when she was just a month old and the fam­ily was asleep. He con­tacted her par­ents, who said they could not af­ford the plas­tic surgery. Touched by the lit­tle girl’s con­di­tion, Jaiswal told them to go ahead with the surgery and that he will pay for all ex­penses from his pocket,” said San­deep Malvi, pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer.

Ahana’s mother works as a do­mes­tic help, while her fa­ther is a labourer. Jaiswal’s de­ci­sion came as a bless­ing to Ahana’s par­ents.

“Ahana was only a month old, when she was bit­ten by a rat. She had a twin sis­ter who died dur­ing the same time. So we wanted to do ev­ery­thing in our ca­pac­ity to save her. The doc­tor treated her wound which healed, but plas­tic surgery was sup­posed to be done when she grew up,” said her fa­ther Shailen­dra Sharma.

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