While the culprits in this incident should be given exemplary punishment to deter such incidents, its time we introspect and ask- aren’t we partners in crime by not opposing the criminals!!! Such cases have not been new to this country. Many such case are reported regularly and subsequently forgotten. It was only on 15th of February, this year in Kolkata that a 16year old boy named Rajeev Das lost his life in attempt to save her sister from eve-teasers. The boy was stabbed six times still he didn’t give up. He was killed just because he was a good brother .The story does not get over yet!!! District magistrate’s bunglow was some 100m away. Girl ran to it and shook the iron gates pleading for help, yet no one came .
While the loss to the family is irreplaceable, we must ensure that their lives are not lost in vain. There should be speedy trial of the case and culprits should be brought to books at the earliest. We do not want decades of legal battles and turmoils and pangs to the family. These goons are termites to society and don’t deserve to live. Adding insult to injury, MLA of the area allegedly distributed complimentary copies of newspapers flaunting how he magnanimously supported both families just outside the church where funeral ceremony was organised. While the family refused of any such help, what has been more shocking is the politicians hunger and audacity to gain political mileage even in such situations.
WakeIndiaNow appeals to all the bystanders to give evidence and support the investigations.
Many such cases have been reported and pushed into dark pigeonholes meant for insoluble problems like corruption and population. Let this not be another one. Let us all stand together to ensure justice to Keenan and Reuben. Today it was them, tomorrow it can be anyone from us.
Its NOW or NEVER!!