Just Another Incident ?

Thanks Faisal for bringing it out. In a backward/conservative society where violence against women is common & is increasing we often come across different stories. And so Nisha Amin left us too, leaving behind the same questions we have left unanswered. It is was indeed a sad start to this beautiful day when this news item appeared in Daily Times by Mahim Maher & Abbas Naqvi:” The police have started investigating the mysterious death of a 20-year-old girl whose neighbours say did not die in an accident “. Any police findings would be a miracle considering the reputation our officials have in such cases. It would be perfectly normal in our society if they brush it aside or dump under the carpet.

As always, this story instantly tells you a possibility of a deliberate act but here the point is not to conclude if it was violence or any accident but the key question is why the woman always has to be the victim. Why?. I have yet to come across a story resulting man’s death involving man & woman. Even if there is, it would be a rarity. This story too, has its own question marks about what really happened.

Even if this turn out to be a criminal act we, the police-men, the neighborhood-men & the self declared holy & unholy men in those flats will try to brush it under the carpet as we have accepted the notion of violence against women. We, the fathers, sons, brothers & husbands are the ones to ponder & look into ourselves if we have to do any salvage of our credibility which is dying fast. You can observe a strange insecurity feeling on their faces in public & personally if you observe. Have they lost any little faith on us? The fear from their behaviour is so evident that we don’t even need to ask them. There are brave women too but that’s a rarity. Many friends argue on the fact that women are fast joining men in different fields but the honest truth is are they really doing it happily? Ask them if they trust you & you will hear a bitter story beneath. When we will change?

28 Comments so far

  1. mansoor (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 10:49 am

    damn!! i just read the entire news report.. and it chilled me!!

    when will it stop! what does burning get people!?!??!!!!!!


  2. Xill-e-Ilahi (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 11:59 am

    there is something very wrong going on here. i hope the police get to the bottom of this one.

  3. Neena (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 1:26 pm

    I guess something fishy is going on and I hope her friends might shed some light on it.

  4. MB (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 1:50 pm
  5. tooba (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 7:04 pm

    i first got to know of this story in the morning when i overheard two girls walking ahead of me in the university. Apparently they both lived in the same flats and knew the victim. Both of them were of the opinion that it could not have been accidental. According to them, the father said he had bought some furnace oil which ignited the fire.

    PS: i KNOW its wrong to listen to other people but u cant help it if u are walking just few steps behind them and its a 15-minute walk, plus it WAS kinda intriguing.

  6. Saad Durrani (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 12:32 am

    It looks like very fishy. What was she doing in her kitchen, Naked?

  7. Sana Farhan (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 12:32 am

    From the bits personally i know about this story!!I believe anything can be suspected that it turns out to be an accident or not!!!Lets hope nd pray it turns out to be an accident cause some1 i know would be more shattered if it doesnt!!!
    All i know ryte now is police has being giving multiple statements to different newspapers!!!

  8. MB (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 1:48 am

    “police has being giving multiple statements to different newspapers!!!”
    Thats what i had said. They gonna cover it up….ahhhh…..

  9. Mahim Maher (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 2:48 am

    I would just like to point out something about the Nisha Amin case. Some of you said that the police are giving different statements to newspapers. That isn’t quite right. The reporters from different newspapers are reporting different stories. The police has said the same thing all along. Crime reporters cover these kinds of stories and they usually work in a ‘syndicate’ which is an unofficial grapevine-esque network in which they call each other up to check who got what story. It’s kind of like chinese whispers sometimes on the details of stories. This is not to say that the reporters are deliberately misreporting – it’s just that sometimes they don’t do enough legwork.

  10. wasiq (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 4:03 am

    OH no! i put all my chips on her quitting…..!lol

  11. MB (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 9:09 am

    ” The police has said the same thing all along ”
    Alright lets put it this way :
    The police is doing the cover up consistently
    How about that?. Come on. Be this an accident or crime the police will anyhow wont try to bother much , unless there is a dunda from above or any change of a gain. And you know very well that this generalization is on a solid base/history.

  12. MB (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 9:30 am

    And DT’s own investigation proves our point :
    “One day Seema left the house for some work and disappeared. Her body was found packed into a gunny bag from New Karachi and bore torture marks. The police could find no information on the murder and the case is still blind. “

    Its been more than 15 years & what police came up with ?. Nothing…So the fact that police takes it lightly is a fact well known. Lets hope the truth comes out in this case.

  13. MB (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 9:52 am

    Mahim Maher and Abbas Naqvi try to find more on her personal life.

  14. Poo Poo head (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 10:12 am

    DT story is very interesting. Where in hell 100,000 change into 800,000 during 14 years period. Was she insured from Buffet’s Geico ??

  15. Concerned (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 5:08 pm

    Gotta appreciate the good work done by Mahim and Abbas. Lets just hope you guys also give us the news on how the police investigation turns out.

  16. Concerned (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 5:17 pm

    and MB u have quite a negative view on life. cheer up dude. some police officers arent tht bad.

  17. sonia (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 8:47 pm

    I really need TO KNOW THAT IF SOMEONE CAN find her profile on orkut?? I would really like to leave a msg to the poor girl who died such a tragic death , and who knows what kind of lfe she lead? I really feel bad for this girl all i can do is say a prayer for her and leave some parting parayers on her profile

  18. UZi (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 9:15 pm

    She’s “Eshu Yusafzai” on orkut.

  19. UZi (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 10:22 pm

    Mahim put further details up on her blog: http://mahimmaher.wordpress.com/2007/02/07/hello-world/

    Stay tuned! : )

  20. Abbas Naqvi (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 11:03 pm

    Abbas is too shy to post a comment. I’ll do it for him – this was and continues to be a surreal case for both of us. While we have done several stories together, including one of a young mother who jumped into a well with her 25-day old baby in Malir, this one has been an intense experience. We fought on Wednesday while going to the police station with Romana. I think that it is taking its toll on us. Posted by Mahim

  21. Sufi (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 2:32 am

    For some reason I am not able to find her in orkut :/ …

    r u sure its Eshu Yusafzai, can you post her profile link here.

    Inna Lillah hi Wa Inna Elehi Rajeeoon.

  22. MB (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 2:57 am

    Wrong buddy…
    I know 3 police officials who are DEAD HONEST (not from KHI though). They are so honest that if i tell you their stories (obviously wont tell without their permission) you wont believe.
    So i have some idea about side of the coin as well. So take it easy. I have a realistic view which is majority is corrupt for any reason. Lets accept it.

  23. wasiq (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 5:29 am

    pakistan level the odi series by beating south africa despite a power breakdown in the stadium for more than half an hour…..butterfingers mamoo….better luck next time!!!!!

  24. sonia (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 7:04 am

    sufi I couldnt find her either
    here is the link

    hope it works otherwise try searching for just eshu and her name will come up, belive me it brought tears to my eyes to see her profile

  25. UZi (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 5:48 pm

    Yup that’s the URL.

    DT plans to stick to the story and follow it through the investigations and all. And Mahim (she’s also our City Editor, by the way) will be posting updates on her blog as well (http://mahimmaher.wordpress.com/).

  26. MB (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 6:00 pm

    ” DT plans to stick to the story and follow it “
    Great, now thats more like a professional journalist. Great work everyone at DT. Keep it up. Please keep us updated. Drop an email if required for a post here. We would love to follow it too.

  27. ash (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 8:57 am

    agree with mb. this is real journalism, thanks .

  28. Mahim Maher (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 1:37 pm

    We met Nisha’s dad Thursday. The story’s link is on my wordpress.com page. This story is not over yet….

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