Monday, 6 June 2011

No more soumya

Today when i saw the visuals of some brave men beating up that dog which killed our soumya, i was actually crying. i don't know whether anyone who read this understand my feelings, but if i dont write this i will never get any peace of mind.
I remember the first time i heard about soumya. I was staying in elamkulam, kochi in the upstairs of a house with my friend aiswarya. We had done degree together. She was working in al diwaniya furniture together with soumya.They were best friends.Soumya had a very strong personality, unlike her fragile body.  Knowing soumya, i have no doubt that soumya would have fought that animal till her consciousness was knocked off.
When i got transferred to calicut, i had to leave aiswarya alone in the flat and soumya was her sole courage. They were always together and that was my consolation. Rest of the story you know...
Life have never been the same for us after that terrible day. Aiswarya was with her in hospital. We haven't slept or eaten for days. We prayed for her day and night. At last our dear one succumbed to death. I think she died for good. Think of living again with those memories. Yes, i thank God she is dead.
After her death, Aiswarya was afraid to walk alone.Most of us had emotional breakdowns. I think not only Govindhachamy, but all the other people who remained indifferent in that compartment should be hanged.
Oh God.... how i hate this indifferent attitude? God, I want to shake up all the people and shout at them... WAKE UP.......... WE ARE DYING..... WE ARE RAPED.... WE ARE MURDERED.... WHERE ARE YOU?
And just when we thought justice was going to be delivered what is happening? Our sister was stripped, raped and killed brutally by an animal and we are going to relieve him again prowling on our streets? Shouldn't we be ashamed?
For us, Rape has become a common word like 'Gandhi' or 'India'.
One day i was travelling in a bus. It was rush hour and a women entered with a 2 year old child. The child was seated near a stranger in the bus, a usual sight in buses. The stranger dismounted somewhere and when the child came back to her mother her private parts were bleeding.( does a 2 year old child have a private part?)
We are sick, brothers and sisters, we are sick. All of us. Some for doing this kind of insanity.Some for letting this happen without taking proper precaution. And most of us for not responding.
This is an opportunity to stand together. Revive ourselves. Even though our Soumya had to become a scapegoat let us take a pledge. No more Soumya in front of our eyes


  1. You are right Tia, this is an opportunity to stand together, Revive ourselves....

  2. Rape tries to steal a womans soul but she will arise again. We have to take a stand against this barbaric act of rape

  3. We are a society troubling with short-term memory loss. We forget everything in No Time.

    And yes we(and that includes me also) always need such "opportunities" to STAND TOGETHER! and we have splendid "opportunities"

    (please don't think I am against what the first comment said)