Across the dividing line, children who lost their parents in the violence of Delhi in 2020 struggle to move forward
The strumming of the guitar moved Fiza (14) to tears. Her teachers had taken a group of children for a school picnic, and when someone from the group sang “Maa” from the film Taare Zameen Par, the teen couldn’t control herself. The memories of her father, Md Muddassar (35), came back. The last time she saw him was when he left the house to pay her school fees. He was shot dead when riots broke out in northeast Delhi. “I thought of my father; I miss him very much,” said Fiza.
Two years since 53 people were killed in violence that broke out on February 23, 2020, children of families who have lost members are still coming to terms with the loss.
Girl’s family raped and murdered in Narela leaves capital
The family of a 14-year-old girl, who was raped and murdered by two men, has left Delhi and has no plans to return, acquaintances say. The girl was murdered in Narela and her body was dumped in a burlap bag, which was later found near a production facility with plastic caps when the owner opened the unit.