Here comes the 18th instalment of Incredible India, with those only-in-India stories.
This edition of Incredible India will focus on the travails of the female sex.
Remember what you read below is merely a microcosm of what women and young girls across the country endure every day.
* A father of five girls upset that he had no sons threw two of them into the canal in Ghaziabad. One child was rescued but the other is believed to have perished.
Here’s an excerpt from the Hindustan Times story:
Fed up of taking care of his five daughters, a 32-year-old father threw two of them into Ganga Canal in Muradnagar, Ghaziabad.
Vinod Kumar (32), a small retailer, took his two daughters Monika (9) and Manisha (5) with him on Tuesday evening. Around 9.30 p.m. the police informed the family members that Kumar had thrown his two daughters into the canal, 2 kilometres from the house.
While Manisha was saved by a local boy, Monika’s whereabouts were not know. Police saidÂ she is feared to have drowned. The police have arrested the father.
* Life is very hard for girls in India. A 15-year-old girl Imrana Hakim, in Tauri village of GhaziabadÂ who resisted gang-rape by four swines was doused with kerosene and set on fire. Yes, the 15-year-old girl died.
* In India, not even old age is security against being molested, raped or murdered. A 90-year-old woman in the Ganauli area of Ghaziabad was allegedly raped by a 22-year-old drunk.
* In India, you are vulnerable if you are a young girl too. An eight-year-old girl in Delhi was allegedly raped and murdered by her former tutor.
Folks, remember the above incidents happened in a short window of time in and around India’s capital Delhi.
Just imagine the heinous crimes that must surely be committed against girls and women in the vast hinterlands of India every day.
Mera Bharat Mahan.