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Rakesh Gope of Bango village is about 18 but looks 12 or 13. Rakesh is both physically and mentally challenged. His legs and badly deformed and he walks on his toes with an awkward gait. He used to go to school but has dropped out recently. His father died a few months ago. His mother now works in the rice fields to sustain her family of seven, including Rakesh.
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