Kozhikode: Laptop containing 7 years of research work of visually challenged scholar stolen
Thenhipalam: One’s intellectual product is worth more than gold or any gems available on this planet. C S Sayoojya, a second-year research scholar with the Department of English, Calicut University, lost her laptop that had all her findings of the research she carried out in the last seven years by overcoming the limitations with eyesight.
The laptop was stolen when she went to Kozhikode Beach with her friends. The bag was found missing in the car when they returned. They immediately complained to the Kozhikode police. However, even after 21 days, there have been no signs of the laptop.
The laptop had a screen reader software for visually impaired people. It also had all her research findings, research papers, drafts and data collected since she was a degree student.
Along with the laptop, she also lost a brain board, a device used by visually challenged people for writing, a stylus, Bluetooth earphones, a library card and a walking stick. She has requested the police to check the CCTV visuals and fasten the probe so that her dream PhD will not go in vain.