How Their Ignorance Killed Her – A Short Story #Womensday

Ananya was on her way from college to home. She was waiting for her train at Dadar station but unfortunately her train was cancelled. It was already 12 noon and she wanted to reach home by 1 pm so that she could have lunch and reach for her classes at 2 pm. She  had exams on the same day and was tensed. Ananya was so tensed that she was reading even while walking, yes a taxi driver, few vegetable vendors and office goers did shout at her, called her blind, but Ananya was completely determined to come first. 

Ananya was walking towards the bus stop in the same way i.e. by reading continuously. She may have been just a couple of mins away from the bus stop, when she heard two street mawalis pass lecherous comments on  her. Initially she decided to ignore, just cursed them under her breath and was busy studying. They mistook her silence for encouragement. There was another gentleman at the bus stop, who was busy reading his Economic Times, when all this was happening. They thought that as there only person at the bus stop, she was helpless.

One of them dared to come ahead and started misbehaving with her. He held her hand and pulled her towards him. When she tried hard to resist him and fight back, simultaneously she also begged the other gentleman to  help her but he was just standing there  quietly  busy in his newspaper as if nothing  is happening  around. When the other person at the bus stop was  just ignoring her, it encouraged those two mawalis even more. In the fight, when the Mawali’s could not drag her to the secluded corner, they just hit her head hard against the wall.

Her bus, which was full with her college students came and went. They saw her lying down injured but refused to get down to help her. The other man who was waiting at the bus stop boarded the bus and went away. And Ananya was lying there in the pool of blood. Many cars came and went, they saw Ananya struggling but did not wait to take her  to the hospital. Finally, a police patrol car saw  her and took her to the hospital. Ananya  was a brave girl, till the end  she kept on fighting. 

It was 2 pm, Ananya was appearing for the biggest exam of her life. This was a surprise test that she was not prepared for, the subject Called Fighting Death. The result of her exam was due in two days. The doctors had given her 48 hours if she succedded she would  survive. Unfortunately, even for the brightest student, appearing for an exam without preparation is the biggest risk. 

Ananya failed in her exams and death calmly took her in her arms. When she was admitted to the hospital, the doctors told the police that Ananya had been bleeding for more than 2 hours, only if someone would have brought her to the hospital on time, she would have survived. A mother lost her daughter only because of two people….

one those two Mawalis who harassed her and  hit her 

two, those bystanders, who passed by and did not take her to the hospital. 

I could not find an appropriate image but this video is something that is more appropriate. 

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