In the name of Humanity
She had steeped into the room for the first time, and yet there was a feeling that she had been there forever. A tear slipped down her cheek. She opened the door fully, and there he was. He lay on the bed with his eyes closed. He was serene and calm. She smiled. His little fingers were clutching something. She slowly opened them. It was the cashew she had given him before he left for school. That was it. She did not know what happened after that. She was told the next day when she opened her eyes, that he had been cremated at night. And that he was happy up there with his guardian angel. She did not say anything. She closed her eyed again.
There was a lot of commotion in the house as was usual every morning. He was leaving for school. He hadn't washed his face or brushed his teeth. She screamed at him. He made a sorry face and she melted and hugged him. He finished the glass of milk. She gave him the cashew nuts. He refused at first and then tightly clutched them before running off to school.
It had just been 2 hours when the phone rang. He was about to get in the school bus when a car jolted to a halt nearby. 2 armed men pulled the little boy into the car. The school bus sped away as he shouted for help. As they were trying to drive away, he resisted further. And that was when it happened.
They push him out of the car. He falls in front of a big vehicle (the police has no clue about it too, just like the armed men or their vehicle). His stomach is crushed. An unknown man calls her up after checking the i-card of the boy. She rushes him to the hospital after he had spent an hour there bleeding. The last breath escapes his body at the hospital bed. She looks at his face and quietly leaves the room.
p.s. The instances of abductions have hit an all-time high in Patna. Little children are being picked up from homes, streets, schools, parks and we are watching helplessly. Mothers are shedding tears and we are shrugging our shoulders. Can you and me do something about it?