The news when it came hit me like a storm. Though, going by the recent reports, it was evident that she may not live, when reality sunk in, numbness hit me. A 23-year-old snuffed out by some men out to make merry. Who has failed her really? The men? The police? The politicians? The media? There will be many debates now and many questions shall be raised. But her life will never come back.
Can such incidents be prevented? I sure hope so. But how? Questions for which there are no easy answers. Sure, we can increase policing. But how do we change men's attitudes?
Let's start with ourselves. Each time someone cracks a crude joke on women, let's stop them. Each time someone doesn't respect a woman, let's stop them.