Jan 11, 2011

The story of a friend- an obituary

This post is dedicated to a young bride. (This incident happened a few months ago and the girl was my senior in school).

She was a young girl who got married less than a year ago. It was an arranged marriage and her parents had selected the groom. He was the only son from a decent Hindu family with a stable job in Infosys. Her father had to give most of his earnings as part of the dowry. But he didn't mind as he believed this to be the right match for his daughter, as he believed this guy would protect his daughter and keep her happy for the rest of her life. 

Little was he to know what was to follow. She was tortured. Reason being dowry. He had given so much dowry beyond his means at the time of marriage. He had given them whatever they demanded. After the marriage, the in-laws wanted even more. Nothing could satisfy their greed. They considered the bride and her family as a bank; a bank from where they can loot and they won't be caught, where they can withdraw an infinite amount without having to return ever. The more the father gave, the more they kept asking. The last stroke came when they asked after milking the father to the hilt. The father was already in debt. The girl was sent to her 'maika' to ask for more but she had no heart to ask her family. She didn't say anything to her father or mother. Went back to her in-laws empty handed. Her disfigured body was found in the railway track the same evening. Was she killed by her in-laws or did she commit suicide.  Her hapless parents buried her disfigured body.



14 comments:

  1. Oh my God, that's awful. That poor woman and her family. They must be distraught. :( I can't believe how selfish and greedy people can be.

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  2. How horrific. I hope her poor family is able to recover and find their way to some sort of peace and happiness.

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  3. I hate it that this is still true in this day! I really hate it hate it hate it! These are women around us, our friends and we cannot do anything. Worse, sometimes, I am not sure I wouldn't end up like this. GAWD!

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  4. Bloody hell, you think these things could only happen in movies, but reality is far more horrific than what the theatre could ever portray it. I'm really sorry about your friend.

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  5. @Trish and Nikki: Even I felt sosad after the incident. I couldn't believe one human could do that to another.

    @C.N. Nevets: Life would never be the same for that family.

    @MaDFatGirl: Me too. It scares me what if I end up in a housewith really bitchy in-laws. And it should happen to someone oe knows. That makes it more horrile.

    @ladytruth: Even I thought it would happen in movies only, until this.

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  6. omigod. so sorry to hear. hope it doesn't happen to any woman else. :(

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  7. This is so brutual and sad...the in-laws should be put behind the bars....

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  8. @Caterpillar: I know... But they were like.. "We have lost one who matters the most. Nothing can bring her back." I'm saying the Indian Police should be taking action against such things even without a complaint!

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  9. So very amazing, and not in the good way. We live in a harsher world than most of us realize.

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  10. @ Danger Boy : And there are harsher individuals than we realise.

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  11. This is miles beyond heartbreaking. There are no words...only tears.
    ...sincere condolences...
    Clare

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  12. @ Clare : Thanks for sympathising.

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