Sometime in real life unlike reel life the boy does not get the girl. In times like these when it is best to leave the girl alone, some plan to exact revenge on them for turning down their proposal.
In the past few years, numerous such cases have been reported across Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts. The motive behind most of the attacks was rejection by the girls. “In the past few months, several cases girls have been attacked across Maharashtra. In most of the cases, the victim and culprit are minors, who do not know much about the law,” said BB Patil, deputy commissioner of police, Zone 5.
In a recent case held in the city, a 16-year-old girl was stabbed by a 17-year-old boy for turning down his proposal. Both hailed from the Vaibhavwadi, Sindhudurg district.
The boy proposed the girl a year ago, but met her again during Ganeshotsav. He threatened to kill her if she did not respond to his advances, but the girl ignored him; she neither informed her parents nor relatives about the threat.
On September 15, accused Vinay Salvi came to the girl’s house to meet her family. When the victim’s mother was making tea for him, he stabbed the victim in the stomach.
The girl was admitted to a city-based hospital with deep injuries at three points in her abdomen. Salvi was also carrying a Baygon spray that he planned to spray on the victim’s face.
Patil added, “Most people take such threats lightly and ignore the issue. The only thing police can do is register a case against the culprit and produce him in court. But if victims police in their area, preliminary action could be taken. We have sorted out several cases when the girl has approached us with her parents to complaint about any boy harassing her.”
“We call the parents of the accused and inform them to take responsibility for any thing that will happen in the future, or register a case against the boy. This has helped us avert several attacks.
Parents should behave like friends of the teenagers; they should talk to them about their life,” he added.
Varkha Chulani, clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, said, “People who are bullied mostly do such things. If the girl feels something is wrong, she should keep somebody informed about it in her family. The girl can go to anybody she trusts and confides in or even to the police. Most attacks are done by obsessed lovers, who cannot bear rejection.”