This one broke my heart a little:
On Saturday, May 23, 2009, a bomb exploded during services at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, the only Roman Catholic Church in Kathmandu, Nepal.
A lady in a black sari (wearing a rosary around her neck, some say) walked into the Church with a bag. She squatted next to Celestina Joseph, aged fourteen. 15 minutes into the Mass, the lady asked where the rest room was. As the lady got up, she left her bag behind and asked Celestina to look after it while she was away.
About 5 minutes ticked away. The bomb went off. Celestina was certified dead on arrival at the hospital. Her mother’s condition is critical. Deepa Patrica died while undergoing treatment and 14 others were injured, two of them critically.
No one has officially owned up. However, pamphlets strewn around suggested that it is the Nepal Defense Army (NDA) who carried out the blast. The NDA, a little-known Hindu extremist outfit, mentioned demands in the pamphlet including declaration of a Hindu nation, compulsory Sanskrit education till middle school, and public holidays on Hindu festivals.
Why do we keep doing this sort of thing to one another?