Saturday, 30 November 2013

Jayashree Traumatized in the Middle of the Night

Judicial enquiry constituted by Madras High Court is underway and we too have given our complaints regarding sexual harassment before the concerned enquiry officer. The neighbors of Jayashree, who had been constantly threatening her to withdraw her complaint, were scared of the enquiry and so they resorted to traumatizing her and making her look like a disbalanced person.

On 25.11.2013 their harassment reached its climax when at about 3.00 a.m. Michael Neville, Prashant and Chandramani Patel came to her room and banged on her door. When she opened to see who were there they threw water on her and in and around her room and balcony. She began to scream in terror listening to which Arunashri came running from her room to see what had befallen Jayashree. On seeing Arunashri these men fled and Jayashree collapsed. Arunashri called all the other sisters for help and together, following the directions given by the Ashram Doctor, Dr. Gayatri Satapathy, we took her to AUM hospital.

Jayashree was taken to ICU for trauma and had to stay in the hospital for more than a week recovering from the devastating experience. She also gave a complaint to the police, who called these men for questioning. Obviously these men denied their presence and pretended ignorance.

In fact Michael Neville, who is one of the in-charges of Ambabhikshu House wherein we are residing, acted senile and infirm before the police. He is nothing of the sort. He merrily drives around town even at night. He is so fit, hale and hearty that he even has a girl-friend who is his daughter's age in spite of having a daughter and a wife.