“You deserve to be thrown out of the community and this village forever for the sin you have done of falling in love with a guy from another caste.”
Rajesh, her father and head sarpanch went on as he pulled her by her hair from their house to the center of the village and thrashed her.
Hers was a simple family in a village where the panchayat made all decisions on whatever they thought was good and bad for everyone irrespective of what the ministers in the government decided.
She was frustrated seeing her father come home drunk and hit her mother day in and day out.
When Rohan came into her life, it seemed as though her life had some meaning and she even hoped to convince her family one day.