I am not really following the Aarushi Murder case. I just know that her parents have been accused of murdering her and their house help Hemraj and yesterday the verdict found them guilty. I was much younger when the case actually came to light. Just like Aarushi. AndThe case happened around the time R was born, so I wasnt following the news either.
Aarushi was 14 – Thats an age when you are a teen. A rebel. A not-so-young-but-yet-to-be-mature person. An age when you think the world is yours to conquer. An age when you feel whatever you do, is always right. When friends become more important than parents. When peer pressure really starts squeezing you. An age when your thoughts are so free, you feel you can change the world. That’s the age when Aarushi was murdered.
And now, she would have been 19. Five years later.
I dont know if her parents were involved in her murder in anyway, but as a parent, I wonder, it would take SO MUCH effort to kill your own child. Especially a child whom you have nurtured for 14 years.
Yesterday, the brat, RD and I were at home in the night, after dinner lying on bed, and playing with each other (RD and R, I was just cribbing about the kicking) and I wondered, if Aarushi’s parents also enjoyed this phase of her life. I am sure they would have.
The act of getting a child into this world (willingly) and then see the child grow into a teenager definitely involves many moments of joy, of memories which are amazing, of literally giving your blood and sweat in bringing up your child. Little memories which add up to the absolutely amazing experience of having a being so dependent on you, made from your flesh and blood. It would take loads and loads and loads of effort to actually murder such a child of yours, no?
I wonder if the parents wont be tormented by the memories of the funny smiles, the cute one liners, the first step the kid took, the hugs, the kisses, the interactions?
Whatever is the end, but the case sure made me a sadder person. Of course, I read news about the honour killings and about female infanticide, but somehow, may be due to the over exposure in media, this case makes me feel really really sad…
PS – This week has started really bad for me. Please pray it doesnt get worse 😦