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Sunday, February 12, 2012

To die or to kill?

When I read the news article about a fifteen year old boy from Chennai who murdered his 37 year old Hindi teacher repeatedly with a knife (the actual word used was ‘stabbed’) in the midst of the school premises, I didn’t know what to think. And then, as my mind began to digest the piece of information, a series of questions began to float inside my head. Are we shocked because a fifteen year old committed the murder? Are we surprised that a young boy would go to the extremes of being violent? Did something go wrong from the teacher’s part that drove the child to this extreme? I call him a child, though his actions do not equal the description, but we have been told that until a person reaches 18, they are kids.

Obviously, the fifteen year old is no more called a child, because he had the nerve to commit a sin so dreadful that has shocked the country. What untrusting anger or adrenalin distilled mind he must have possessed that he picked up the knife to stab his teacher’s body? A part of me tells that parents are to be blamed here because they did not prepare the boy for the world; instead, they prepared him only for a blood spilling arena.

Uncontrollable anger can have its results in the most gruesome method such as this which can now possibly give courage to those who have been controlling so far. It’s definitely an unacceptable offence but one cannot blame the boy as a whole.

Another incident that came to light two days after the murder was a death of another 15 year old who hanged himself from the fan. Reason: Exam pressure. The contrasting extremes of the two boys; one who murdered and the one who killed himself shows that the upbringing of children definitely needs immediate attention.

There are two set of parents- those who pamper their kids to such an extent that the child is unable to accept the worldly rules and those who pressurize their children for marks and not caring about the child’s mental state.
One can only pray that these saddening events will awaken parents to nurture their children in the right way where emotions are balanced because imbalance has obviously showed its consequence.


Anonymous said...

this is one of the rarest incidents that can ever happen.the students punishing their teachers is not something new for us.we have seen or heard of many incidents where the students attack their teachers as a gang, beat them up or hurt them in different ways.if we observe , the students indulging in these activities are mostly teenagers.the simple reason behind such acts is that the kids are deprived of the things that they like most..particularly during their 9th std to 12th std..this includes cutting the cable connection,not allowing the kid to play or watching tv etc..this affects them more than getting scolded or beaten up.keep in mind that during the teenage,the kids dont have enough maturity to analyze or evaluate a situation and accept that their parents and teachers are only trying to guide them to a good future.we reach this maturity level after the age of 23 or 24.school is their world.they dont know that in future their hindi marks or science or maths marks would become negligible quantities in their life.just make them realize this fact.tell them these are all just formalities that has to be done before they do what they want in their life.give them their comfort zone.they will understand for sure.we can hope and pray god that at least the next gen parents and teachers dont make such mistakes.the society is the real culprit in this case and not the 15 yr old kid.imagine , if he was born 50 yrs back..could he have committed such a crime?think.....

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