Sunday, November 22, 2009
We attended our first wedding ceremony in Bangalore last December. The bride was our landlady's neice. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly at the reception. The couple looked happy....nearly a year later, just last wednesday evening the groom was mercilessly 'hacked to death' by a horde of 'rowdies'! His mistake was that as one of the leading organizers of the Ganapati festival at Basavanagudi on Monday, he had objected to the eve-teasing going on near the temple. He and his friends had 'roughed up' a few of the rowdies who returned with their hordes 2 days later. None of the rowdies have been arrested...and I am sure they never will be. Now we are complaining about violence against Indians in other countries are we safe in our own? Eve-teasing which is rampant in all cities and is a criminal offense and those perpetrating this crime go scot free only due to brute strength and those opposing it lose their lives in this horrible manner. The couple have a baby too, a month old daughter...will they ever get justice, I wonder!