13 May, 2021

Delhi Diary

Delhi is acquiring a distraught, Dickensian aura, attracting aggressive young men with few scruples about getting ahead

Photo by Narendra Bisht
Delhi Diary
outlookindia.com
2016-04-01T21:08:06+05:30
Crime and Punishment
With each passing day, the capital seems to descend a step closer to hell and damnation. The morning newspapers bring us a depressing litany of the dead, horrific stories of suicides and murders, each one with a stranger backstory than the one before. An attractive former model hangs herself in an upscale south Delhi apartment six months after marrying a businessman and discovering that he was already married, had two kids and liked to beat up women. A photo of her lovely face bandaged and badly bruised makes one wonder what causes such spells of violence towards women. Elsewhere,  a young dentist with a promising future is clubbed to death by a gang which includes two juveniles, all for daring to challenge them when their motorbike brushed against him.

Road rage, murders, rapes, suicides, Delhi is acquiring a distraught, Dickensian aura, attracting aggressive young men with few scruples about getting ahead. The city has already...

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