Dear Amma and Baba,
I am looking at you, from the skies. It is beautiful here, mama. It’s just the way you used to describe heaven – flowers, butterflies and rainbows! It’s nothing like the earth.
Although I cannot remember what earth was really like but my last memory of earth was a trash pile; it had an unpleasant odor and flies buzzed in my ears.
But heaven is different, there are no trash piles and it always smells like the perfume you used to wear.Mama, it smells like you.
Does it mean you are watching over me? If you are, you would know that I am happy here, although I miss you and Baba the most.
Baba, please find the man who did this to me. I did not know he was a bad man when he came to me initially.
I thought that he is going to ask me if I am lost but he started to caress my face asking if I wanted some chocolates.
Mama, remember when I told you about the uncle who was touching my body on that wedding and you asked me to remain silent? I thought it’s the same and there’s nothing to worry about.
I thanked the man and said I do not need chocolates but he just grabbed me as I tried to walk away from him.
I started crying, Amma. I was crying so loud screaming for help. No one came to rescue me. Not even the police uncles. I wanted to run home and hide under my blanket.
Mama and Baba he was an evil and shameless man. Please find him and punish him for what he did to me.
I don’t know, why he did this mama but you must make sure this doesn’t happen to any other girl.
Mama and baba, please do not be sad. Do not listen to the people who are pointing fingers at you for what happened to me.
It is not your fault. I don’t know why these people are blaming you.All you wanted was to go to Allah’s house and pray for your family.
I know this because you have always put me before everything else in this world.
Mama, you’ve to stop crying and be strong. Look, how the entire world has stood up for your daughter, look how everyone is raising their voices so my murderer could be punished.
Baba, please don’t break down and be strong and keep amma strong. Allah will punish the monster who took me away from you.
Stay strong and put in all your efforts to make this country safe for girls like me.