This is the story of a father who literally chained his 10-year-old daughter to save her from drugs and prostitution. The story was posted on Facebook by a popular Bangladeshi photographer. The photographer posted the picture of 10-year-old girl Santa who would often run away from her father. He would find her on the streets where prostitutes could be found, and once he even saw her sniffing glue from his shoe mending box. More than once, her father Kamal Hossin spent days looking for his child, and found her among sex workers and drug addicts.
The first time she disappeared for 10 days. “The last eight months she had disappeared from home several times. Once she disappeared for 10 nights. I felt that I was dying; I was searching for her everywhere,” is written on the Facebook post.
“Whenever I free her from this chain, she goes missing!” Because of his financial condition, the father added: “I cannot take her to a good hospital or a doctor. I feel like I am dying when I attach this chain to my daughter’s leg. My eyes get drizzly every time I put this iron lock on her. But a poor father like me has no other choice to protect his innocent daughter, who does not even have a mother to shield her!” the heart-wrenching post elaborates. The post got viral so hopefully people will try to help the poor father.