• The past week was tough actually.. I prayed too but everyday there are many sweet girls victimized n we don’t even come to know of their plight. Why are kids n people losing their values.. its high time there is a need for change.. change will come with discipline… Important here is to make laws n implement them effectively.

    • Amrita Thavrani

      Yes Manjulika. Laws, enforcement of laws and most importantly judging the violence streak in young minds.

  • The last week showed us yet another gruesome face of our society!
    You have raised a very valid point here, Amrita… if a class 5 kid is committing such a heinous crime, he surely has seen it or experienced it. A classic case of the victim becoming the perpetrator of the crime! Truly sad and tragic.

    • Amrita Thavrani

      You said it Shilpa, victim becoming the perpetrator of the crime. We can only pick our lessons learnt and prepare our self for avert any further tragedies.

  • Last week’s case shook many of us!! We all thought about how safe it is for us and our loved ones – Stories of 11 year old commiting crimes, 3 year olds or even younger being the victims and so on! I felt helpless!!

    • Amrita Thavrani

      Yes Divya, feeling helpless is natural. But the time has come, to equip ourself with right frame of mind, finding violence streak in and around us and correcting thereby without feeling ashamed.

  • So true! I have always maintained that the only way we can rid ourselves of this terrible disease is through sensitization – which sometimes, we as families, forget to do! The 11 year old must definitely have seen someone around him do such a henious act – and he picked it up!!

    • Amrita Thavrani

      Righto! Sensitization is the way to live and let live.

  • Hi Amrita.. You have raised some burning points. It is high time we as a society stop running away from these issues and start educating our youngsters about the good and bad from an early age so that they don’t follow the bad that they see.

    • Amrita Thavrani

      Cent Percent. That much we have to do.

  • Roshni

    That’s so terrible, just mind-boggling. For sure, those boys were victims or silent spectators before they became savages themselves. I would love to see positive solutions being offered instead of simply people baying for death penalties.