Express News ServicePosted online: Monday , July 21, 2008 at 01:13:52
Updated: Monday , July 21, 2008 at 01:13:52
Junagadh, July 20 A 28-year-old woman, who was tested HIV positive a couple of months ago, committed suicide along with her one-and-a-half-year old daughter at Divarana village in Mangarol taluka on Saturday.
According to the police, the woman identified as Daksha hanged herself from a ceiling fan hook at her residence, while her daughter, Maushmi's body was recovered from a water tank in the house. The bodies were first spotted by the woman's husband Shailesh Patel, who immediately informed the police. Later, the police took possession of the bodies and sent them to the Jamnagar Medical College Hospital for postmortem.A Shil town police officer said, "As the case is related to AIDS, the bodies have been sent to Jamnagar." The police further said that Daksha and her two daughters — Maushmi and Manasi (4) — had been living under constant stress after being tested positive. Daksha, a resident of Surat, had married Shailesh five years ago, who had tested HIV negative.
Shame on them all and shame on the world for allowing this to happen and go on for a full quarter of a century. May we all drown in shame, infamy, disgrace and in the blood of all those who have died and will continue to do so, because we all need to have a deadly fantasy, a diabolical lie to assuage our deep, sick and chronic veneration of that innate dark well of guilt, hate and prejudice we carry inside.
Shame shame shame shame...