Slowly, they are trying to pick up the pieces. The hopelessness in her voice notwithstanding, she has a steely resolve to ensure the guilty are punished.
“I don’t want the tantrik to go scot-free,” 21-year-old Ayesha (name changed), the incest-rape victim from Mira Road told HT on Wednesday. “The tantrik is using his contacts and money… I do not want him to get away,” said Ayesha.
Life, she said, is already a tightrope walk for her and her younger sister who is slated to appear for her Class 10 CBSE exam this month. “I try to help her with her studies but I also have also to tend to household chores and attend office,” said Ayesha, who is learning the ropes of her father’s business.
“My future is grim but I will fulfill the dreams of my sister who aspires to become an air-hostess”, said Ayesha.
“We will do our best and see to it that the perpetrators do not get bail at any cost,” said Sub-Divisional police officer, Mira Road division Maithili Jha. She said that several non-profit organisations had come forward to help the two sisters.