Disabled Boy Tied to Bus Stop Sparks Outrage

abcnews.go.com Published: May 27, 2014
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A photograph of a 9-year old Indian boy tethered to a bus stop in Mumbai has drawn outrage from Indians about the lack of resources for the disabled, according to Getty Images.



ABC News reports Lakhan Kale cannot hear or speak and has cerebral palsy and epilepsy. His grandmother cared for him and when she worked selling toys and flower garlands on the roadside, she tethered the child to a local bus stop, according to Getty. At night Kale’s grandmother tied his leg to hers, so she would know if he ran off.

Pictures of the boy lying listlessly on the ground were printed in the local newspapers this week and drew outrage from readers. After the photos were published, local authorities intervened, according to the Times of India.

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