Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Appalling, terrible, insensitive.....words!

Three news items in today's TOI (July 10, 2014).......

A young precious life gets snuffed because the colony park he went to play in, was fenced with barbed wire which was tied to an electricity pole with loose cable connection. The 14-year old child came in contact with the wire when he was trying to jump over the fence because the three gates to the park were closed and children were not allowed to play cricket inside the ornamental park. Some people had earlier reported mild current in the pole, two dogs had died........did the RWA or the authorities care to pay attention and get the needful done? Did they care enough to open the gates and allow the children unhindered access to the park? No.

Carelessness.

A senior BPO executive riding a bike on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway gets hit by an unknown vehicle, gets thrown down the flyover near IFFCO Chowk, lands in the service road, is run over by multiple vehicles without anyone bothering to see and rescue him, badly mutilated body parts are found scattered over fifty meters.

Reckless driving.

An 81-year old senior citizen killed and burnt by her 21-year old domestic help who tries to mislead the neighbors and police by cooking up a story of robbery. On police interrogation, he later confesses to also raping the old woman after watching porn on his cell phone.

Perversion.

The common thread in all these stories-yes, these are stories, just stories for all of us until they happen to us-is lack of a humane attitude, lack of sympathy, lack of care and respect for other human lives.

Does anyone deserve such a gruesome death?

None.

Humanity, public responsibility, official accountability?

Just words!



PS-Date error at the top of the post is technical.

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