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Lady in the Park

Lady In The Park

 

 

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By Hiranya Borah

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright 2017 Hiranya Borah

 

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Preface

It is another completely fictitious and tragic love short story. If you find any resemblance with any character living or dead with the protagonist of the story, it is nothing but a coincidence only. Hope my readers will like the story.

Thanks to my readers and friends and above all my family for their constant support to write something usual and unusual. I love them all.

Thanks to Shakespir for publishing this story book along with my other books.

 

Author

Chapter I: Beautiful Face

 

One of my friends, who migrated to a large city from a small town of Assam a few years back, was thrashed by the husband of a beautiful lady for allegedly staring at her from the window of his apartment. However, after few days the husband apologised for his behaviour when truth came out that my friend did not stare at his wife, but as a nature lover, he used to see the birds behind the balcony of the beautiful lady and unfortunately, my friend has somewhat squint eyes.

Our common friend, Vkrant who migrated to Delhi after his selection to a coveted post in an MNC, he had taken a decision not see any lady or birds behind a lady in the city.

He took a flat Vasant Kunj, window of which was facing a park. So he was unlikely to see a lady on others balcony. Even he by chance could see a lady in the park, distance between his window and the lady might not be less than 100 metres.

After one month, Vikrant noticed a beautiful lady of twenty something, used to sit in the winter sun and used to be always busy in painting. Her fresh but serious look attracted Vikrant and he forgot his promise to himself not to see a lady in the city. From his window he started to see the every movement of the lady. She used to paint something for few hours and she used to leave the park before 12 Noon by a small elegant car.

Chapter II: Unexpected Meeting

 

Vikrant never dared to see the lady from a close distance. But God might have a different idea. One day when Vikrant was in a hurry for his office, he tried to cross the road, he was almost crushed by the car driven by the beautiful lady whom Vikrant was looking from his window for last three months without her knowledge.

First Anita was horrified to knock Vikrant down by her car. However, as soon as she came to know that he was not seriously injured, she became extremely angry for his callous approach to cross a busy road of Delhi.

‘Don’t you know how to cross a busy road? Someday you will die because of your own fault and put an innocent driver in trouble.’ She told him with full of anger in her voice.

‘First take him to a hospital for treatment, otherwise you will be in trouble, madam.’ An onlooker advised Anita.

Anita took the advice of the onlooker and took Vikrant to the hospital.

That small accident finally took a sweet turn to the young duo. In due course of time, Anita allowed Vikrant to travel deep inside her tragic compartments of her past life.

‘Do you know that I am a disabled widow?’ While loitering in the park, Anita asked Vikrant one day when Anita realized that Vikrant wanted to enter into her life.

‘No, I don’t know. But it should not interfere our friendship.’ Hiding his surprise, Vikrant commented.

Looking to the sky Anita said, ‘But sometimes it matters. You should know everything about me as a friend.’

Then she sat on a bench of the park and removed her artificial leg so far hidden under her pant. Then she started to unveil her past life to Vikrant.

Chapter III: Tragic Life Of The beautiful Lady

 

Anita was a trained professional painter. She was a widow for three years and living alone in a rented house after the death of her husband three years ago.

Her husband Varun was an architect passed out from a reputed engineering college. Varun met Anita in a birthday party of a common acquaintance. Anita was born and brought up in Delhi whereas Varun was from a village of Uttar Pradesh. Varun’s parent are still staying in their village. For Varun and Anita, it was a love at first sight.

After two years of courtship, they tied the nuptial knot against the wishes of both the parents. Varun’s family opposed the marriage, as Anita was not from the same caste and Anita’s family did not like the relation as Varun, according to them was too rustic.

After her marriage to Varun, she became very happy with her husband Varun who was also equally happy. After one week of their marriage they went for their honeymoon to Singapore. They had a wonderful time in Singapore. They were in Singapore for a week and returned to Delhi by an evening flight and reached Delhi at around 11-30 PM.

After coming out of the airport it was half past twelve. From the airport to their residence at Vasantkunj was hardly five KM. They hired a prepaid taxi from the airport to their residence.

There is a crossing to enter Vasantkunj from the airport bisecting the Jaipur-Delhi Highway. Anita remembers, they were about to cross the highway. But before they could cross the highway, Anita heard a deafening sound and she fell unconscious.

Afterwards, she came to know that a truck jumping red-light crashed into the taxi in which Varun and Anita was travelling. The driver and Varun died on the spot. Anita was hospitalised by the police in a critical condition.

Chapter IV: Loss of Limb

 

When she regained consciousness she found that she lost one leg below her knee. On the next moment she could recall that she was with Varun before hearing the deafening sound. She asked the doctor, ‘Where is Varun?’

‘He is in a different room. He is OK.’ Doctor lied.

‘I want to see him.’ Anita demanded.

After few minutes, doctor had to admit that Varun was brought dead to the hospital.

‘You were also brought to the hospital in a critical condition and you were unconscious for last three days.’ Doctor divulged the truth.

Anita was so shocked, she could not even cry for few minutes.

After seven days, Anita came back to her residence all alone, though her parent wanted to take her back to their home.

Chapter V: Vikrant Fell In Love

 

When Vikrant fell in love with Anita, he did not know. But he realized, after falling in love with Anita, his love for Anita would make his life tougher. He expected her parent would not allow the alliance because of her past married life. Moreover, she was a handicap in the eyes of others though she was at par with anyone with her artificial leg.

However, for Vikrant two surprises were waiting. First pleasant surprise was that, his parent did not object to the alliance; rather they supported their son for taking a bold step to marry a disabled widow. The second and horrible surprise was that, Anita’s family objected to the alliance because of rigid casteist mind-set of the family of Anita. They thought to marry away a girl from their community to a boy of different caste of Assamese community would hurt their self-prestige or family honour in the eyes of the family they belong to.

But due to firm and committed decision of Anita forced her parent to relent and agreed for the marriage.

Chapter VI: Another Tragic End

 

It was not clear whether it was a case of attempted honour killing or a robbery case. It was only eight in the evening, three days before the marriage, three persons barged into the house of Anita and attacked her with sharp weapons. As Anita collapsed, they ransacked all the rooms and took possession of all the valuables before leaving the apartment. Anita was bleeding profusely but still could manage to call police by dialling 100.

Police reached the spot within ten minutes and took her to the hospital. On her way to the hospital, she could barely manage to inform the police that she might be a victim of honour killing, hatched by the members of her family.

Despite of serious injuries, with extra-ordinary mental strength, she was able to live another half an hour just to meet her beloved, Vikrant for the last time.

She opened her eyes using all her strength to see Vikrant for the last time. Vikrant was weeping embracing her mutilated body. She wanted to console and tell him that she would meet him in her next re-birth and would be his wife. But before she could console and tell Vikrant what she wanted to say, she breathed her last.

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After police enquiry, police arrested two cousins of Anita along with a dreaded criminal for the pre-planned murder of Anita. They confessed of committing the crime without remorse. One of them reportedly said, 'I have no regret in killing Anita. How our family, being from--- caste will tolerate her impending marriage with a ….boy of Assam?’

The author is a Government servant and a man of vivid experiences derived from his official postings across the country, travels across India and numerous visits outside India. He is presently placed at New Delhi.

His earlier publications are:

1. Random Thoughts through a Coloured Prism

2. Dilemma of a Young Mind

3. Funny Statistics and Serious Statisticians

4. Melody of Fragrance

5. Akhadya

6. Few Cities through the Lens of Hiranya Borah

7. Guilt: Gift of Winter Spring

8. Beautiful Ghost
9. Great Fighters: Grace of God

10. All Blurred

11. Putting kids to sleep

12. How to become unpopular

13. Soulmates

14. My grumpy Face

15. Love and Worries

16. Discussion of own Birth: A Taboo

17. Interview

18. Indecent Love Affairs

19. My Fair Lady

20. Waiting time

21. Two Stories

22. My Mother: Dashami Borah

23. Parineeta

24. Manorama

25. Unwanted

26. First Attempt

27. A father

28. The Portrait

29. Snapped Thread

30. Only He Knows

31. The Stupid Mother

32. The Same Old Story

33. The Old Scoundrel

34. Third Attempt

35. Some of my First Days and First Nights

36. Snubbed Twice

37. Have You Met the God

38. Frequent Flier

39. Messiah

40. Forgive and Forget

41. To Win or to lose

42. Call Girl

43. Beyond Blood Relation

44. Lady with a Black Car

45. My wife

46. Complete Woman

47. Diwali Gift

48. Romance with a Lady

49. Open Heart Surgery

50. My First Love

51. Replacement

52. Pebbles on My Way Home

53. My First Bengali Book

54. Murder Mystery

55. Niharika

56. Swapping

57. Make a Habit to Thank God

58. Killing of a Bird

59. The Hero

60. Fantasy versus Reality

61. The Party

62. Road Rage

63. Death of a Friend

64. Cannot Live with Memory Only

65. None Cares for Me

66. A Tribute to My Guru

67. Two Professionals

68. The Choice

69. The Elusive Spouse

70. First Encounter with A P

71. Plane Crash

72. Plane Crash Part-II

73. Plane Crash Part-III

74. Abducted

75. A Bag of Currency

76. Suitable Groom

77. Head Hunters

78. My Dear Sister

79. Selection While Waiting at the Airport

80. Oh Shit

81. Perverse

82. He Got Back His Wife

83. Beautiful Faces

84. Elder Sister

85. Good Morning

86. Prey

87. Pass on your Death to Someone Else

88. Colour of Holi

89. Why blame others

90. A Forbidden Issue

91. Hat-trick of Failures

92. Agony of Writers

93. Contrasts

94. Three Directors

95. An Unusual Love Affair

96. Birth Day

97. Do not Tell Anyone

98. Anupama

99. Late By Ten Years

100. Murder in a Foreign City

101. Strange Life

102. I love You Darling

103. Falsehood

 

 

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Lady in the Park

Despite of serious injuries, with extra-ordinary mental strength, she was able to live another half an hour just to meet her beloved, Vikrant for the last time. She opened her eyes using all her strength to see Vikrant for the last time. Vikrant was weeping embracing her mutilated body. She wanted to console and tell him that she would meet him in her next re-birth and would be his wife. But before she could console and tell Vikrant what she wanted to say, she breathed her last.

  • ISBN: 9781370729029
  • Author: Hiranya Borah
  • Published: 2017-05-31 12:55:10
  • Words: 2073
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