Everyone was happy at home with just a one telephone call “I’m going to come this Saturday for a week to stay” person on other side told to Mishti mom!!
Mishti just like her name sweet 5 year old everybody’s lifeline at home little girl , who always keep a big smile on her face, cheerful, playful, naughty and above all a chatter box of whole family. Her mother works in a playschool as centre head and her dad is a big businessman. This call was from her dad’s friend Karan who stays abroad and in a month or two keep visiting to family with lots and lots of gifts for Mishti.
Karan’s jolly , friendly & easy going nature make him popular always in his friends and family, and Mishti’s dad & Karan uncle were school friends.
Mom entered in Mishti room and told her ” Mishti , Karan uncle is coming on Saturday for a week, it’s going to be a fun full week …right!!”
Mishti was blank and ran towards stairs and sit quietly for hours without uttering a word.
She wanted to run to Mumma and talk but scared and her fear of loosing her mom was bigger to her than speaking her fear out.
Days passed & that unwanted Saturday came along with Karan uncle .…. Everyone welcomed him and Mishti was hiding behind her mom ..
Karan uncle said ” She is still shy girl , see what all toys I got for you ”
Mishti ran away in her room. Everyone was quite surprised with her behaviour, her mom was little worried as she never saw this behaviour of Mishti before any guest.
Next 2 days they just enjoyed going different places with Karan Uncle but every time they go outing Mishti just don’t let her mom go out for second leaving her alone. She used to be quite, in herself kind of child.
Mom got worried & spoke to dad that she is worried about Mishti as she never behaves like this.. She said I feel like something is wrong & I should talk to her to know her “Unsaid fear”
Mom thought to take out Misthi alone outside and talk. They went to park , Misthi was really happy with mom, she enjoyed a lot with her friends. Mom was happy to see her like this back to old Mishti.
While returning home mom started talking Mishti about her changed behavior and her unsaid fear & it shattered her from inside to know what her daughter gone through in such age .
Mom : ” What is making my Misthi sad & upset ?
Mishti: ” Nothing mom , can we go to grandma place for 3–4 days now”
Mom: But we have guest Karan uncle at home this week , you don’t want to enjoy with him and go out”
Mishti : NO
Mom : I think Mishti we both are best friends and you can share with me.
Mishti : No, mom if I tell you he will kill you & I Love you so much.
Mom( shocked) : What are you saying ? Who will kill me ? Who said these things to you ?
Mishti : started crying.… Lost of words!!!
Mom: Ok Mishti ! Don’t worry , believe me I will keep it secret & no one can harm me .. Let’s go to your fav ice cream parlour. You can have your fav strawberry ice cream & we can talk.
On the way to icecream parlour unwanted thoughts which mom never wanted to think about started coming. This was her longest drive from park to ice cream parlour.
Reaching parlour she ordered Mishti’s fav ice cream started playing with her to make her comfortable.
Then she asked her Mishti now tell me baby who told you so bad words?
Mishti : Karan Uncle said.
Mom(Surprised & Shocked) What & Why? Tell me everything baby?
Mishti: Last time when he came he came in my room & started playing with my doctor set and said he is doctor & he will check me, but after sometime when I said I’m not liking it the way you are checking , he said it’s new game and you will enjoy. Mumma he has given me pain I cried , he said if you told mummy I will kill her.
Mishti’s mom was shattered but not dumb to understand unsaid fear her daughter holded so many days within herself . She wasted no time to call Mishti dad & ask him to meet nearby police station. She hugged Mishti & given her confidence that this is never going to happen ever again with her.
She rushed to police station & within no time after her & Mishti father’s complain police arrested Karan & put him behind bars..
Mishti is not only girl who has gone through this but like her many are daughters who are living with this unsaid fear.…we as a parent have to keep a watch on different & surprise behavior of your kid like Mishti mom did & give them confidence & love so they can speak up & tell u the truth.
There are number of cases unheard, but if you notice any suspicious activity in your or any known child DON’T ignore!!
CHILD LINE : 1098
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Check more details: http://www.childlineindia.org.in/1098/1098.htm
Kids need love, support, care, trust to nourish & grow. Don’t let any girl to go as Mishti goes.
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