While this daughter mourns the death of her courageous father, many of us are shocked to see how our meek and coward society chose to remain a silent spectator to the whole barbaric act.
On Saturday night, the girl, her father, and brother were returning from a hospital in west Delhi’s Basai Darapur.
When they were near their home, four men allegedly passed lewd comments at the girl.
That led to an argument between her father and brother, and the accused. Thereafter, the accused allegedly attacked the father and son with a knife and stabbed them multiple times. While her father succumbed to injuries, her brother is in a critical condition in a hospital.
And, if you are wondering why no one came to help this family, then you would be shocked to know that the entire locality was rather busy in making a video of the incident.
While recalling her trauma, the girl shared with India Today,
“Even after my repeated pleas for help, no one confronted the accused. The ‘eye-witnesses’ were busy making videos of the incident.
I was pleading for help. But no one helped my father and brother. The accused had threatened that those who came to help them would also be thrashed.”
And, what is more disheartening is the fact that now no one is sharing those videos as they could be crucial evidence.
“No one is sharing those videos of the incident as the accused have threatened them of the consequences. The video could be crucial evidence against the accused.”
While sharing their regret, concerns, and fear, neighbors shared with a local resident :
“We wanted to help, but we all fear for our families. The accused have indulged in various crimes. A few days ago, they had thrashed a boy causing him serious injuries.”
At IFORHER, we are not only mourning the death of this courageous father but also the death of our society’s morals, values, and courage.
We hope these coward neighbors will soon realize that today it was her, tomorrow it could be their daughter, sister or mother who would be the victim of harassment.
And, during that ugly moment they might wonder – if they could show a little bit of courage for this daughter, they could have saved their own!