Dr. Antony Theodore


Asifa Bano, An 8-Year-Old Girl's Gang Rape And Murder - Poem by Dr. Antony Theodore

Five days later, Asifa's body was found.

After seeing her body:

"She had been tortured.
Her legs were broken, "
recalled Ms Naseema, who had rushed to the forest along with her husband to see the body.
"Her nails had turned black
and there were blue and red marks
on her arm and fingers."

Asifa was confined in a local temple
for several days and given sedatives
that kept her unconscious.
She was "raped for days,
tortured and then finally murdered".
She was strangled to death
and then hit on the head
twice with a stone.

Asifa was described as a "chirping bird"
who ran like a "deer".
When they traveled,
she looked after the herd.
"That made her the darling
of the community, "
"She was the centre of our universe."
(I have taken it from the newspapers and from the internet) .

My heart cries for her.
She is an angel among the purest of angels,
in the abode of a God who is beyond all religions.

Topic(s) of this poem: angel, child, murder, rape


Comments about Asifa Bano, An 8-Year-Old Girl's Gang Rape And Murder by Dr. Antony Theodore

  • Narayanan Kutty Pozhath (5/1/2018 11:23:00 AM)

    I appreciate your lines and the cause. Beautiful poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Asif Andalib (5/1/2018 8:24:00 AM)

    Dear Tony
    It is beyond expression how bad I feel about the horrific incident. Thanks to you for bringing it to the world of poetry to make us more active against such crimes.
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  • Rebecca Navarre (4/27/2018 12:06:00 AM)

    Forgive me Please...for flying past the actual words...Suffering Of Children etc...
    Is hard for me to read, pstd. And Agree With Kelly Kurt..But, I Do Vote Endless 10S! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ......
    Bringing This Topic To Light...Trying To End...Such....! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! .... Thank You Ever
    So Much For Sharing This! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Ever So Deserved Poem Of The Day! ! ! ! ! ! ! ....
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  • Rajnish Manga (4/26/2018 10:55:00 PM)

    What happened was diabolic and horrific. The perpetrators deserve no mercy. But why add her photo to this writing? Would it lessen the gravity of the crime had she not been pretty or fair complexioned? Where is the expression of grief or distress? Where is the condemnation? This is not like Dr. Tony. (Report)Reply

    Rajnish Manga(4/27/2018 2:57:00 AM)

    I am sorry, Dr. Tony, that I did not care to take a look at your earlier poems on the subject.

    Drtony Brahmin(4/27/2018 1:25:00 AM)

    Would yu my dear respected poet read these two poems also before asking me why i posted that photo? I know that i did not publish anything new or poetic….. but i was crying day and night after seeing and reading about Asifa Bano. In all humility your friend tony
    https: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/my-little-angel-asifa/
    http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/o-poets-and-poetesses-of-conscience-your-pen-is-mightier-than-all-the-injustices/

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet Simon (4/26/2018 9:54:00 PM)

    Swimming in the sea of sadness. Thanks for giving voice to the voiceless! (Report)Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (4/26/2018 8:06:00 PM)

    I cry! ! ! . (Report)Reply

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  • Rini Shibu (4/26/2018 5:39:00 PM)

    congratulation tony for being selected as poem of the day (Report)Reply

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  • Steve Howard (4/26/2018 3:57:00 PM)

    The terrible recompense will come. There is a new angel in heaven. (Report)Reply

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  • Lantz Pierre (4/26/2018 3:16:00 PM)

    The tragedy of the event that has been shared here is undeniable. But I'm not sure how this poem amplifies or otherwise adds to the power of a direct reportorial account that is easily shared and propogated today on social media. What does this poem do that reportage does not? Serious question, if anyone can elucidate on the issue for me I'd be grateful. (Report)Reply

    Rajnish Manga(4/26/2018 10:31:00 PM)

    You have raised a very valid point. We all are shocked and appalled by this extreme act of cruelty but the poem reads like a newspaper report with the exception that 'She is an angel among the purest of angels'.

    (4/26/2018 10:07:00 PM)

    I wholeheartedly agree with this comment. Really, not a poetic subject at all. The Admin are fools as we all know. Another example of a favoured few joining a short queue. If you have an ounce of sense your comments do not strike a chord with fools.

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  • (4/26/2018 11:57:00 AM)

    Tony, finally I see a masterpiece. God, if he does exist, is some sort of an idiot. He forgives rapists and criminals and let them go scot free if they repent and accept Jesus, his son, as their saviour. We must ourselves punish the scum of the earth, like in a poem I just posted on poemhunter on reading your Asifa Bano poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/26/2018 11:44:00 AM)

    https: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/asifa-bano-an-8-year-old-girl-s-gang-raped-and-murdered/ (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/26/2018 11:44:00 AM)

    This poem is very sensitive and thought provoking. It is really an inhuman and brutal attack to the eight years old girl. This is a poem that tears the heart and brings agony and sadness. Dr Tony, you have courage in sharing this poem to raise the voice for justice. All human beings should unite to fight against such crimes. We need a safety, crime-free and peaceful society....10 (Report)Reply

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  • (4/26/2018 11:29:00 AM)

    To stop such crimes the rapists
    must be punished in public thus;

    Slide down your pants, you beasts
    you odious, wicked, heinous bastards
    here comes the saw man with his
    rusted blunt saw in his hands
    and will saw off your penises bit by bit
    and feed the dogs and jackals waiting
    in line, and the ramnents to the flying vultures.
    On your wounds, he will spray chillies and salt
    And leave you crying, bleeding in hot sun to death.
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  • (4/26/2018 10:58:00 AM)

    'Sorry...no words'... The pain has made me speechless....This minacious act is a great question to humanity... (Report)Reply

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  • Fiadh Fida (4/26/2018 10:23:00 AM)

    !
    ! !
    Shame!
    Shame! !
    Devil!
    Devil! ! ......... congratulations on it, poet, thank you for sharing
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (4/26/2018 10:19:00 AM)

    Rape! ! ! An Evil Act!

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Muzahidul Reza (4/26/2018 10:03:00 AM)

    Why only in Kashmir? These brutal crimes are happening frequently almost all over the world, but humans are irrationally unconcerned, on the cotrary, they are in great merry, merrily committing and also knowing. As knowing they are doing nothing as the criminals are frequently committing the same crimes, ........... what wronged, the world? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? (Report)Reply

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  • Nika Mcguin (4/26/2018 8:24:00 AM)

    Oh my gosh! If ever there were a case to prove that evil exists this would be it. At only eight years old to suffer such atrocities, it's to terrible to even put to words. May her spirit be at peace. (Report)Reply

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/26/2018 5:57:00 AM)

    I am really horrified to know that such gruesome act has happened in the premises of a temple.
    Have men become monsters? The holy shrine has been converted into.

    Tony, your last verse is superb!
    My heart cries for her.
    She is an angel among the purest of angels,
    in the abode of a God who is beyond all religions.
    100+++
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  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/26/2018 5:36:00 AM)

    A beautiful child of God, raped and murdered.
    The worst kind of sin ever committed.
    Shame! Unforgivable!
    Tony, Congratulations to you for the POD - highlighting this crime to the world.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 21, 2018


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