My room-mate was weeping when I entered the room. Exhausted after long duty, I wondered what he was crying for as it was unusual. I never saw him in such a mood. Being a friend, I realised it is up to me to console him. While doing so, I paid attention him to listen what the reason was behind his unhappiness.
The unwrapped story was shocking! It goes like this....
He is survived by mother, two sisters and a brother. Father had passed away long before. Being the eldest, he took over the burden of that middle-class family. Though his earning was limited, he fed the siblings and mother as prosperously as he could. He provided siblings good education in spite of all financial inadequacy. His pride overflowed when the eldest sister got admission in Banglore for studying BSc nursing soon after her higher secondary result arrived. Buds of his dreams were getting blossomed one by one.
Years after one day this sister came home. Feeling not well. Problem was serious. It would have been a pleasure-giving 'illness' if she had married someone before. But this is pathetic. Shocking. Being still unmarried, she was pregnant! And too late to avoid it. How did it happen?!
She confessed him the story over the telephone.
She was staying in a hostel. She had rarely been back at home during her first year. It was barely once in a month she visited home. But when it was second year she grew more confident and started going home fortnightly then later weekly. But though actually she got rid of hostel every week, she didn't reach at home any weekends. Rather, she was getting out the train when it reaches Kochi in order to meet her newly acquainted boy-friend.
She forgot her family atmosphere and responsibilities while being with him. She mercilessly crushed under the foot the great hope that her brother had invested in her. She was celibrating while her brother was suffering the temperature of desert for her.
Similar incidents are common and a number of girls from legitimate family are misled to these traffickings. A few are caught while the majority are not. Most of the cases grab public attention only the time those're being trapped with the pregnancy or such kind of dangers.
However, I reached the point that I was helpless to console him while he was turning around in the whirlpool of extreme disappointment.