One after another, we have witnessed murders being committed quite frequently these past few months. The connection of these cases traces back to relationships more so “Live-In relationship”. The youth that was fighting with the society to normalize having a live-in relationship before marriage and to make it legal in India seem to have stepped back.
The brutal murders of two girls one in Delhi and other In Mumbai by their live-in partners brings our attention to a new evil that has baffled our society and the younger generation in particular. In both the cases, the live-in partners have murdered their girlfriend and hid their bodies in a refrigerator and a bed box. In these cases, the parents of the victims didn’t know about their daughters being in live-in relationships.
It has become a great subject of worry not only for the parents but also the safety of everyone in the society.
These criminals then went on to live their lives completely fearless and had no sense of guilt whatsoever. This also questions the security of people in India, the duties of the crime management departments of India and the law is also being seriously questioned.
First, Shradha Walker, then Nikki in Delhi, and then Megha in Mumbai. All three were live-in partners with their boyfriends. In live-in relationships, where there are no family members, it becomes easier to kill partners. There are so many more such cases that have been gone unreported.
In Delhi’s, a woman Poonam living in a live-in relationship was murdered by her partner Sanjay. In Tilak Nagar, Delhi, Manpreet murdered his live-in partner Rekha after being in a seven year long relationship. In Ghaziabad, Raman killed his live-in partner Divya and threw her body in a forest. Meanwhile, in Maharashtra’s Nalasopara, a man, Hardik Shah, allegedly killed his live-in partner Megha Dhansingh Torvi and attempted to flee the site soon after, suspects have been arrested. There are many more such similar cases.
The chief of the National Commission for Women (NCW), Rekha Sharma, says, “Girls are not safe in a live-in relationship.”
Everyone is now scared to be in a live-in relationship with their partners and are making changes in their choices for the same.
According to a report, after these murders came out the people do not seem to trust even thier married partners. This has also led to a swirl of online posts criticizing live-in relationships.
These incidents have taken a big troll on the religious beliefs of people as well. People have started to blame a particular religion for the occurance of these crimes and want to maintain distance. Time has now changed and the people should involve their elders in their relationship matters if something is wrong and the parents should be kept informed.
Will this keep on happening or will it stop? What are the measures to prevent such crimes from happening? Is India really no longer safe for girls? Is justice really being served? Why hasn’t it stopped yet? Are some frequent questions asked by the people to the government reportedly.
In our India, there is no law that governs or address the issues of a live-in relationship as of 2022 reports. The SC had made Live-in legal in India on the basis that it’s a choice of two heterosexual matured adults including adultery laws.
All these incident have made us wake up and think as we still await for the SC to embed new laws for the security.