Thank God! It was a Chinese 'Bael' (Stone Apple) - Not an Indian one!This happened just now in front of my eyes.. I was returning from office. Inside our residential block, there is a Bael fruit tree. (I didn't know earlier that Bael fruit is known as Stone Apple in English.)
A Chinese product-loving lady planted this Chinese Bael tree along with a Chinese Lemon plant. Today evening, some young children were playing around this Bael tree. A young boy was vigorously shaking the tree full of fruits. Suddenly, a ripe fruit fell down and hit directly the boy.
The ripe fruit hit the boy on his head. He fell on the ground. The guardians and neighbours came out. He was taken to a local physician whose chamber is just outside the block. I also accompanied them. After 15 minutes or so, the physician declared that the boy was out of danger. There was no serious injury on his head.
The Chinese Bael fruits are much smaller in size compared to their Indian cousins. Not only that, the height of the Chinese Bael tree is lesser than the Indian Bael tree. Fortunately, these two factors worked in favour of the young boy.
The boy has managed to recover quickly only because it was a Chinese Bael, not an Indian one.