The first thought that comes to the mind of the people aware of Priyanka’s murder case was ‘she might have called police’. But would that have really helped Priyanka?
It came to the notice that there were four such instances of women being raped, murdered and burnt in the same vicinity of the incident in the past 6months. Even the locals of Chatanpally agree to the fact that the suburb has now turned into a grave and it is no longer safe for women. Police admitted that four such cases are registered till date but it comes to shock that even the victims haven’t been identified. While the social media is rife with posts and comments that the accused should be set ablaze alive the same way they did it to Priyanka, somehow it went unnoticed that the Police are the ‘Accused No-1’.
Talking to the media, Priyanka’s father stated that they have got the distress call from their daughter around 9:45 PM and they immediately rushed to the toll plaza from where Priyanka called for the last time. “As we couldn’t find her around and that Priyanka’s phone was switched off we immediately reached the police station and lodged a complaint at 11 PM. Priyanka’s parents who approached the police in the late hours about their missing daughter got an awful reply-“Your daughter probably eloped with her lover.” With a dilly-dally at the most crucial first hours of missing, the police have successfully wasted the only chance of getting her track. Hours after which they located the charred body only after local saw it next morning.
Why didn’t the police swing into action immediately at 11 PM itself? This might have at least brought back Priyanka home alive or might have prompted the accused that they are being traced. How insensitive of the police to present the troubled father with elopement theory which not only put down the spirit of hope and assurance but have brought out the easy-go attitude of the police. It was observed that four unidentified women were raped and charred in the vicinity. In that case, why wasn’t there a vigil in the vicinity? While the technology is playing a crucial role in every possible thing, why didn’t the police started tracking her phone signal immediately after the missing has been registered? Will framing all the missing cases into either an elope case or snubbing it aside to start working on it later bring back the lost lives?
Getting into track once the case becomes a sensation and solving the case within hours is no longer an achievement for the police department as they claim so. Justice for the lost lives will only be achieved not just by arresting culprits but even taking corrective action in the police department so that no other Priyanka fells prey for the animals in the society.