2nd Dec 2019 11:12:PM Editorials
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

Another most brutal of its kind atrocity against women, an exact replica of the 2012 Delhi Nirbhaya case has occurred, this time in outskirts of Hyderabad, the victim a 26 year old veterinarian. The entire country has been shaken and it’s time once more to face a bitter truth-women of the nation are not secured in the manner they should be and the devils in disguise of humans are still there in society who can strike at any point of time. It had been thought that the whole country had awakened after the infamous incident at national capital and now there will be no repetition of such similar crime which can only be termed as ‘brutality beyond imagination’. But the current case has shown that the country has been living in a fool’s paradise. It’s ought to be so since the perpetrators and their would-be class know that the mechanism to control women-related crimes in the country has wide lapses along with plentiful availability of legal routes of lessening or even evading punishments. Now there is a cascading hue and cry on streets as well as on social media, all oozing anger of the highest degrees which will go on for a few days or weeks more. Although these outbursts are natural, the question that is visiting the minds in succession is, will any reliable mechanism be brought into the current crime prevention system that would deliver a much sought-after assurance.
If details of the case are sure to cause deep mental anguish, the stark apathy of the police at the time of crime are devastatingly shocking. The family members of the victim have revealed to the members of National Commission for Women that Hyderabad police played a rather negative role that wasted precious time. Had they been more agile and dutiful, there were high chances that the victim could have been saved. This is exactly where the shoe pinches and there can be no denying of the fact that it’s due to the lackadaisical attitude, only of a segment of the force, criminals get that extra confidence to indulge in heinous deeds of this sort. At a time when lightning speed was needed, a disgustingly snail’s pace led to this most unsettling and heart-wrenching incident. Waves reached parliament too on Monday and members rising above party affiliations have demanded capital punishments for the perpetrators of crimes of this kind.
A precious life has been lost, but there is no guarantee that it will be the last of its kind. A lot needs to be done since there are lots of ‘loopholes’ already existing and even increasing. Meanwhile, the question will keep on haunting- will anything solid be done at all? 

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
Email: kenterjoyaz@easternsentinel.in / editoreasternsentinel@gmail.com
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