Then One Day the Nature Said, the Work Was Done… How Soon My Lucy’s Race Was Run…[/su_quote]
This March, it could have been your 22nd birthday! Young, cheerful and upfront, your untamed imagination and aspiration could have been a boon to the society. But we are sorry… we are sorry that the nature took the favorite kid back. We are sorry that your childhood freeze, and was not able to taste the glimpse of youth. We are sorry because the system was not able to serve the justice. We are sorry because we forgot that you were still a child when you passed away- we are sorry for all the mean words that we used against your dignity.
But above all Aarushi, we are sorry to fail you as a ‘daughter’ of this country! Trust us, the loss of dignity and moral conscience is the biggest burden that we all will carry back to our graves after death. Day by Day, you will remain alive in our guilt and we will die in the remorse of delayed-justice.
Your murderer killed you once, but we have killed you multiple times after your death. We are sorry for the narrow shackles of our mind and for the rotten judiciary system that served the ‘miscarriage of justice’ in the misfortune of your case. A day before today, I went to saw the movie ‘Talvar’ that was inspired by your story. Deep down somewhere, it killed me in the worst manner. I am sorry for my opinionated mind- I regret that I have foolishly accepted what I have heard during the trails of your case. I want to shunt my mind for as your murderers. NO…parents are not meant like that…they cannot kill their own child… no mistake is beyond the celebration of life…and what about the fact that they were educated? Somewhere down the line, my heart is just not ready to accept your ill fate!
Then who failed you? Was it the three young men who were handling the domestic jobs at your place? Why were they so liberal that they entered your property without a prior consent? Who gave them the liberty to touch you? The multiple versions of truth in the killing have failed us- the confusion is nagging us! The mistreatment in investigation became a joke. From legal system to the gullible society and irresistible media, everything became a butt a joke. Your parents became the worst joke!
The cocktail of fear, anger and shame is nourishing your death mystery, and we just cannot carry the burden of this embarrassment. I fear my judgment, and I cannot blame anyone in particular for your murder… that is not my job! But as a human being, my conscience cries for the ill fate of ‘innocent’. You were innocent my dear, and the one who are wrongly framed for your murder were innocent. The other man who lost his life while serving your family was also innocent.
Forgive us for the wrongdoing that the society has done with you. We have not only failed you but also failed ourselves as the ultimate creation of Lord God!