By D N Singh
True that the dividing line between evil and virtue is very thin like a membrane.
Whether conscience has taken leave from the world of humanity or people have just shed off conscience is not known but a few incidents have raised the heckle in human minds.
This also raises the question as, whether the beast in the woods or the beast is within humans?
The nation’s conscience was stirred after the ghastly murder of a lady, Shraddha Walkar killed by her live-in partner Aftab Poonawala who made her into 35 pieces and strewn in places.
Every passing day, such incidents lace the newspapers and our judicial apparatus is privy to that yet there is no light at the end of the tunnel.
Few months back another live-in partner Vikky Yadav was equally murdered with utmost brutality, made to pieces and hidden.
But can we believe that a daughter could kill her own mother to several pieces for days and live with that ?. Shocking that such a relationship can be abused that much.
Just because her mother had HIV infection invites social stigma from society. But it did happen and a mother was murdered brutally by a daughter with the help of her boyfriend.
Rimple Jain killed her mother, unable to bear the stigmas! Mother Veena Jain was in the least known of such a beastly mind-set her own daughter was nurturing within.
Suresh Kumar Paurwal brother of deceased Veena was the only support of his sister who was constantly taunted by her own daughter who killed her as the only solution to escape the stigmas. Could she? No
Suresh played a Samaritan role consoling accused Rimple and his sister Veena, reports suggest. But Rimple paid no heed and did commit that heinous crime.
For Mumbai police it was a challenge. Four days back the Mumbai Police arrested Rimple after they found pieces of Veena's body in plastic bags, stuffed inside a cupboard and steel water containers, at their house in the city's Lalbaug area.
She, with the help of her boyfriend, killed Veena and chopped her body with a marble cutter.
On 16 March, the police detained 27-year-old Bobby Amjad Ali, Rimple's boyfriend, who allegedly helped her commit the murder.
According to police sources, it may have been Bobby who got the marble cutter, which was allegedly used to chop the victim's body into pieces. Bobby runs a vada pav stall in Mumbai – and is originally from Lucknow.
Where does the problem lie? Just one answer, there is absolutely no fear among the perpetrators of the law nor of the society as whole.
The police is often at its best of ease and the judicial apparatus is in an unbelievable languor in the middle of procedures .
So the accused are relaxed like Atfab Poonawala, Sahil or Rimple and as it appears that the list would go longer unless the entire apparatus wakes up to the reality that, enough is enough. Fear psychosis is the only answer let human activists say whatever they choose.