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one of Thailand sad and cruel heartbreaking stories
Over the past five years, a grandmother and grandson have begun their day with a
routine that is heartbreaking to both them and their neighbours.
The boy, who has Down’s Syndrome, starts to cry out loud as the grandmother ties him to a bed with rope.
But Noi Pongsa, 78, does not do this as a form of abuse. She is blind and can think of no other way to keep the boy safe, as he is prone to wandering outside the home where the two of them stay alone during the day.
She said that 10-year-old Kraiwit Pongsa, or Nong Saman, had left the house in Chok Chai district dozens of times without his grandmother knowing and her own handicap meant she could not search for him.
Each time it happened, she would have to ask the police or her neighbours for help in finding the boy, who sometimes walked several kilometres away from his home.
Fearing he may fall victim to an accident or be snatched away, Noi said she had no choice but to fasten Nong Saman to the bed when the two of them were left alone in the house.