By now the horrific events of last weekend in Noida, UP has shocked and convulsed this largely thick skinned country of ours. The perpetrators of this heinous crimes against innocent children deserve to be severely punished to the full extent of the law for their dastardly acts and should not be shown any mercy whatsoever on any grounds.
But besides those criminals there is another reason why this tragedy was allowed to happen over such a long period of time like a sick saas-bahu serial without the perpetrators being tackled by the law enforcement agencies.
It is the story of the Indian tenured bureaucracy whose priviliged members are not accountable to anyone and is largely thought of as a mere nuisance which needs to be shamed, cajoled, bribed or occasionally threatened into action when needed.
But in reality, as this grisly heart rending tragedy shows, this irresponsible, incompetent and unaccountable bureaucracy can be quite deadly to the wellbeing of the people and our society at large.