A Bangladeshi mother is pleading government to come forward and save the life of her eight-year-old son, who has been shunned by the society because of an acute skin disease that is slowly turning him into a stone.
Mehendi Hassan does not have tender hands like kids his age. His legs also do not bore scars from playing football or cricket like the boys in his village.
Except his cherubic face, the little boy is painfully covered in wretched, scaly skin that has robbed him of his childhood. His whole body has thick layers of skin that makes it difficult for him to even walk or touch anything.
Hassan cannot wear clothes as even slightest of friction to his skin is excruciating and stays at home all day because his appearance terrifies other children in the village.