Monday, October 24, 2005

Judgement Day...........? Dealing with incest.True Story...

He lay there on the ground
cold and dead;
though not from bullets,
she had wished for his head.

Neither prison for him,
nor a gruelling fate.
Or judgement day
at the pearly gate.

Dead drunk, he had stumbled,
hitting the ground.
His head smashed open,
with a loud sound

Did God finally relent
having a say?
Telling, sinners like him
had to pay.

She had been scared
even in daylight;
knowing he would molest her,
come day or night.

She was a survivor,
would sleep well tonight;
now that he was dead,
she won’t have to fight!


I am deeply anguished after what one of our students said about her father a couple of days back. He tried to molest her. She had been out of his clutches till date but for how long? She wished him dead! Talking to her mother did not help. She does not want to leave the scum! And neither does she want her daughter/s to come out in the open and protest!She has 5 children and he is the only breadwinner.After much persuasion, she sent her 2 daughters to live with one of her sisters. Will this help? Neither she nor her daughters want to go to the police.......In the circumstances, I do not have a clue what to do? This is ground reality that is India!


Zachary said...

That is just horrible. No one should have to live there life worring if they are going to be molested or raped when they get home. Your home is supposed to be your safe place form all the evil going on in our world today. I think you did the right thing by convencing her to send her 2 daughters to her sisters because maybe it will be better for them there. But what about her other 3 children what is going to happen to them and what is going to happen to her when HE finds out?

void said...

Very very sad state of affairs...has hurt me a lot...but honestly, I dont know what the girl can do if the mother doesnt want to do anything about it as well.


gautami tripathy said...

zachary,these are the questions I keep asking myself, without any answers!

I am so depressed right now!

gautami tripathy said...

You are right, Manoj.

I or the girl cannot anything unless the mother supports. Neighbours just turn a blind eye...

But I will get around it somehow or the other!

gautami tripathy said...

It is and it is not the first time either! We have seen such cases before too! We feel so helpless!

Enemy of the Republic said...

I am glad to have found your page(s). I like how you did this. How can one write about this topic without removing the self? It's just too horrible, and it is terrible when you know it is a student and she is turning to you for help.

gautami tripathy said...

Yes eotr, Its really very sad. I feel so bad. Cannot see a silver lining for the girl.