Ritu Roy’s story will make you wonder about the beasts who roam among us and we fail to recognize them until they attempt to harm us or our loved ones. Ritu Roy, who sits outside Bata Store in B block, Connaught Place, New Delhi is an acid attack victim and her tale will leave you in tears.
Many of us hardly pay attention to the people in our surrounding while being with our family or friends, but Kamna Singh, a Delhi University student actually took out some time for Ritu. Kamna says that she walked passed her but couldn’t stop thinking about her and therefore, she went back to know her story.
Ritu Roy has a dark past but a darker present and future. She is a widow and has two children. Her children make bead bracelets to earn money. Ritu was made to go through unimaginable pain by a man who was trying to convince her to have sex with him. When Ritu refused, he threw acid on her. Her whole face got burned. A lady doctor treated her but then asked her driver to drop Ritu at Bangla Sahib Gurudwara.
She didn’t come forward to help her and since then Ritu is begging for a living. Ritu was 19 when this gruesome incident took place and now she is in her 30s. She is not able to find a job for herself because people cannot accept an employee with a face like hers. Ritu Roy is helpless and needs our help. It’s not her fault at all and she shouldn’t be punished for what happened to her.
This is what Kamna wrote about Ritu in her Post:
So today while taking a walk around CP. I came across this woman named Ritu Roy. I sat with her for about 40minutes during which she told me about how her life has been. She told me about her dead husband, two children and the man who threw acid on her when she disagreed to have sex with him. She was 19 years old back then and is 30 something now. She told me how her doctor didi examined her and asked her driver to drop her at Bangla Sahib Gurudwara. You can find her outside Bata store in B block. I handed her some money and food. But I am afraid that is not going to suffice. Therefore it is a kind request to all of you to connect me to someone who can help her. Spread the word please. Thanks.
We need more people like Kamna to help Ritu live a peaceful life. Your help can give someone a better future. Spread the word and stretch a helping hand towards Ritu. This world will become a better place if we have more people like Kamna around. Here is Kamna Singh’s original post: