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A wasted life – Sarita suicide case

The news flashed on NDTV: “Sarita commits suicide…husband refuses to cremate her unless the policemen who had allegedly raped her are arrested…”.

Please read the foll. article on expressindia.com: http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/No-news-of-accused-cops/321408/

On the TV screen…a mourning family…a helpless husband…two innocent young children…wide-eyed, not able to comprehend what is going on…the noise, the chaos, the media..and where is their mother ?!

A lump formed in my throat when I saw Sarita’s children. Those little boys have lost their mother, because of the crime committed by two policemen.

There is a game children in India play – “Chor..Police”. The Chor (the thief, traditionally the Bad Man) runs, while the Police (obviously, the good man) chases him.

But when the Policeman himself is a criminal, then what who runs and who chases ?

Or do they both run, leaving the common (wo)man helpless and battered ?

Why did they rape a poor woman ? How could they rape “a mother” ?? What kind of men were they ? Or were they bloody animals in human clothing ? They have families too…wife and children. Did they not think of them even once while doing this gruesome act ? They have been in the Police force for more than a decade..is this how they have executed their duties ? Does Power always Corrupt ?

What was Sarita’s mistake ? That she was a woman ? Or that she was poor and powerless ?

What was the children’s mistake ? Why have they lost their mother ? When they wake up tomorrow morning, there will no mother to smile at them, to wash their face, to feed them, to love them and to take care of them. For what felony are they being punished ? Because two immoral policemen had to satiate their lust ?!

Let us imagine (wishful thinking, I guess), for a second, that Sarita had lived. This is what would have happened:

– Her physical being was wounded, but on the emotional side, she was already maimed for life.

– Her pleas against the policemen would have gone in vain.

– The policemen would have the power to keep themselves free. They would have even labelled her a prostitute, and have had her arrested, shaming her and her family even more.

– The children would probably be taunted by their friends and neighbours.

– For all we know, even the husband might have deserted her, for becoming “impure”.

Sarita’s life would have been more miserable than Death.

Should Sarita have lived…I still say, Yes. Because, ‘Where there is life, there is hope’. Hope for justice, hope for retribution.

Should the policemen be sentenced to death… I say Yes. I think anyone with a charge (of rape/corruption/any sort of crime) against them, must be suspended from duty immediately, and allowed back into work only if proved innocent. And if proved guilty, they should be awarded the ultimate death sentence.

India is supposedly a poor country. So, why waste a space in prison for animals like these ? Why drain the country of resources (food/water/clothing) ? If these two policemen are found guilty, they must die. Let them be an example of ‘what not to do’ !

In every forum, we talk about the ‘culture’ that we Indians are steeped in. Why then, do we have a Scarlett and a Sarita , every other day ? It clearly shows, we have no values, no morals, and NO RESPECT FOR EACH OTHER. We should be ashamed of ourselves.

It is said “The meek shall inherit the earth”. Really ?? When ?!