And, She Has Saved - II
And, She Has Saved - II3 mins 393 3 mins 393
‘It is six pm. It means that Manoj sir must be coming now".Thinking this Mickey gets nervous. She does not want to go for tuition by Manoj sir any longer. Whenever she tries to persuade her mother to let her study on her own, her request is rejected. Nobody bothers to know the exact reason why Mickey is desperately unwilling to be taught by a home tutor. By then, Rickey, her brother comes and informs, ‘Didi, Sir has just arrived. Let's go for study.’ ‘Ok. You go. I am coming." She plans to delay some more in getting her school bag before reaching Manoj sir.
Mickey is a thirteen-year-old schoolgirl and Rickey is an eleven-year-old schoolboy. Both siblings are taught by a male home tutor in the evening. They study in a guest room which is on the first floor. In the evening their father is normally not present at home and their mother is engaged in kitchen tasks and sometimes in watching television on the second floor. In this way, all three are totally separate from other family members for more than one hour. For the last two months, Manoj sir has been teaching both children. Their father is a businessman and mother is a homemaker.
On the recommendation of a close friend, their father has called Manoj sir to teach their children. Apparently, all seems ok but behind the curtain the story is different. During the duration of the tuition period, Mickey has to face an awkward and disgusting situation daily. Manoj Sir asks Rickey to bring a glass of water and in the meanwhile, he starts touching Mickey’s lips, back, chest and thigh mischievously. When she is about to scream he scolds her that if she shouts he will beat her brother badly. "Shut your mouth. It is nothing." This happens daily.
One day their sixty years old Bua Ji came to stay with them for one week. In the evening she asked "Where are the children, Bahu?’ "They are studying in the guest room with their tutor," replied their mother. "Oh! How can you leave your children alone with a male tutor? You must be with them," reprimanded Bua ji. "But Bua Ji I have to do house chores at this time. Manoj sir is a well mannered and polite young man. He always appreciates my children. So I am assured of it," argued mother. "This maybe your thinking. I can’t think so," said Bua Ji and approached the guest room and accompanied the children while reading a newspaper. She did so until she stayed there.
Just after four or five days, Manoj Sir stopped coming over to teach. Only then Mickey could gather the courage to explain all her horrifying and mortifying experiences to her mother. Listening to her daughter she got shocked to imagine what would have been happened with her dear daughter just because of her unthoughtful and unplanned approach towards her daughter's safety.
Almost after ten days that close friend of her father came home and exclaimed, "Sorry, my friend for recommending Manoj as a tutor for your children. Very recently he has been caught red-handed trying to molest one of his girl students. Thank God ! Your girl has escaped."
Message: Faith is fine but casual faith is horrible. A casual approach always leads to casualty.