Chance meeting with saviour brings succour for woman

Lecturer arranges aid for domestic violence victim; search on for husband

Chance meeting with saviour brings succour for woman
A woman who was brutally assaulted by her husband was rescued by a lecturer who proved be her good Samaritan.

On Thursday morning, Kavitha, a lecturer in a private college in Madiwala and a resident of Malleswaram, boarded a BMTC bus to her college. It was her usual day and she barely imagined that she would end up helping someone in distress. A woman passenger, who had covered herself with a bedsheet, suddenly caught Kavitha’s attention inside the bus. Kavitha looked very closely at her and noticed blood stains on her forehead and hands.

“I asked her the reason for the blood stains, but she was frightened and wasn’t ready to speak. She could converse only in Tamil and Telugu. Since I knew Telugu, I dragged her into a conversation in Telugu and she felt a bit comfortable,” Kavitha told Deccan Herald.

She told her that her name was Pramila and she was married to Bashaa, a resident of MS Palya near Vidyaranyapura. The couple hail from V Kota in Andhra Pradesh and had shifted to MS Palya just a couple of weeks ago. The couple, who are labourers, have two young daughters, Parimala added.

She was brutally attacked by an inebriated Bashaa on Wednesday with a sharp edged weapon over a petty issue. She had several deep cuts on the back of her neck and head. Also, her left hand thumb was broken and several injury marks were found on her body, she told Kavitha.

Kavitha immediately took her in an autorickhsaw to Victoria Hospital.  “I called up the control room, who alerted the Kalasipalya police. Basavaraju, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) and Kumar, the Hoysala vehicle driver and constable, rushed to the hospital and gathered details about the incident. The policemen also helped the victim and assured her of any help,” Kavitha said.

When the police asked Pramila what she was doing the entire night without seeking help, she told them that she was hiding from her husband near her house and as the day broke in, she escaped from the place and boarded a bus. Also, she did not have a single penny with her to go to a hospital or to her native place. She felt relieved only after meeting Kavitha.

A senior police officer said, “It was a horrible sight to see the injuries Pramila had suffered. It was a great act of humanity by Kavitha, who took her to the Victoria hospital and paid the cost for the treatment. She also took the details from the victim and contacted her relatives, who visited the hospital and said that they will shift Pramila to a private hospital. We do not have the exact address of the victim. But, we will find the husband and book him for assaulting the woman in such a manner.”

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