A stranded mother-daughter duo of Badimalika Municipality-1 have been living at the mercy of others in Bajura district.

Mani Guyal, who can't speak or listen properly, and her 10-year-old daughter Aakriti have been struggling to make their ends meet since the death of her husband Angdani.

After her husband's death, Mani was allegedly raped by a man from her village, as a result of which she got pregnant. She later gave birth to a daughter, got married and moved to another village with her new husband, only to be stranded again.

The duo is currently residing in Panta village and receives social security allowance. Guyal's daughter is studying in grade 4 at Ghataleshwari Primary School.

"We are living in desperation and my mother is either working or begging to bring in food. We cannot afford school stationeries or have money to buy my school uniform," Aakriti shared.

According to the locals, the two live in a shed while the allowance she receives is barely enough for the mother-daughter to survive.