Don’t stand up for Soumya , just the way the law didn’t.
The opposing lawyers said there were no eye witnesses to what happened that night and they are trying to prove that she was mentally unstable.
Don’t stand up for Soumya , just the way the government didn’t.
The officials made the right noises and sounds initially but once the government changed in Kerala, they forgot Soumya and did not appoint a lawyer for her and have instead have started thinking about which juicy ministerial berth to focus on.
Don’t stand up for Soumya , just the way her fate didn’t.
After her father passed away 5 years ago, her mother gave up her job as a domestic helper due to sickness, and the brother being a driver, Soumya had to abandon her course in Hotel Management to take up a job as a sales girl in a mall in Kochi to become the sole bread winner of the family. She was heading home that dreadful Tuesday evening for considering her marriage proposal when the incident happened.
Don’t stand up for Soumya, just the way everyone else didn’t.
She was attacked, molested and raped by a handicapped man in the women’s compartment and her family cannot afford to fight the case. He walked into the empty ladies compartment, tried to rob Soumya, pushed her out of the running train when she fought back, smashed her head and then brutally raped her. Later he then pleaded that he was handicapped to gain sympathy. He has his lawyers and she’ll most probably end up as another news headline soon forgotten.
Don’t stand up for Soumya cos she’ll never stand ever again.
Because Soumya succumbed to her injuries and died unjust, unhappy and ruined.
Don’t stand up for Soumya.
But stand up for all the other women in your life, who could become Soumya.
23 year old Soumya was the soul bread winner of her family. She worked in Kochi, Kerala as a sales girl in a mall but she always wished and wanted to be a bank employee one day. Her abject poverty did not curb her dreams, aspirations and hopes but something else did - all her’s and all her family’s dreams came crashing down on the night of 6th Feb. Soumya had taken the train for home to Thrissur for her marriage proposal and the hopeful lady boarded the ladies’ compartment. A handicapped man boarded the empty compartment, tried to rob her, pushed her off the running train and brutally raped her.
The government started the blame game blaming the opposition, the railways, the left, the right, the center. Since governments changed, they now lost interest in it.
This post is written as an attempt to make aware, awaken and alert others of this gross injustice that can happen to any lady.
Soumya died a few days later due to her injuries.
She could never be a bank employee.
More info here.
Youtube video here.