Friday, August 5, 2011

Just another statistic

"It must be the fact that she was young....no it has to be her looks, wait, maybe she was a woman of 'that type', or maybe he was a scoundrel anyways, how does it matter? It is done, nobody can reverse it. Some women just have it coming, staying alone, unmarried, and so 'vulnerable', poor thing, what will she do now?"

Whispers of women ,and men alike, the post-mortem of a shattered life, a clipped wing, an act not of an animal, for animals respect each other, but a human, yes the lowest form of life.

Was it her fault that she was alone, working in a remote village, away from her family, her home, just so she could help save lives?

She distributed sweets the day she got appointed, young, eager to help, ready to work so mothers and babies could be healthy. She wore white, a ray of light, a hope for life. A rarity in a system emptied by rot through and through.

But the darkness had to spread, and snatch her, make her its own, and it did so without fear or shame; making her just another statistic in a country where no one cares, and no one hears the silent screams of the woman raped ever day, every hour, every second.

We know it's dark, and as long as we are in the light, it is just a woman whose face is blurred on the 'breaking news'. It's only when the darkness reaches out and is spattered on our pristine self that we let it matter, or shed a tear, it is only then that it becomes more than just a statistic.

4 comments:

dasein arpita said...

Don't loose heart. You are trying to make a difference there, and so are many others like you. Hope the bastard gets caught soon.

makethebest said...

Has this been reported to the police or has been hushed up?
One doesn't know what to say.Be safe.

drhimangi said...

I am not losing heart..I just feel violated.

It has been reported but the man (if you can call him one) is absconding. His wife offered 5 lack rupees to the girl to keep quiet.

drhimangi said...

This is for everybody who cared..the accused has been apprehended by the police and is now in custody. He has also been suspended for 3 months and will be posted to a new location once the judicial process is complete.

Don't know if any punishment is ever 'enough'.....