THE SWORD OVER THE TAL­WARS: DIG A LIT­TLE DEEPER

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Re­fer to ‘The House We Blew Down’ by Gau­rav Jain, 19 Fe­bru­ary 2011.

I was also un­der the com­pul­sive im­pres­sion that who else but the par­ents are the main ac­cused. How­ever, af­ter read­ing the ar­ti­cle by Gau­rav Jain, it emerges that the story may be some­thing else. I hope that you would get ac­tive on this and help get the truth out. True, just be­cause the par­ents don’t cry on na­tional tele­vi­sion and show a stoic face does not mean they are heart­less. They would surely be cry­ing deep in­side, which no­body else can feel. Most go by face value, which can be wrong, swal­low­ing a mis­taken ver­dict in the process. I am not ab­solv­ing the Tal­wars, but the case def­i­nitely needs to see the truth come out soon, for the de­parted soul, the Tal­wars and so many par­ents of teenage chil­dren. You are one of the only few me­dia that could add value to the case by pre­cise in­ves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ism. Just like in so many other cases, where due to your ef­forts, the truth has pre­vailed. Let this case get its due too. The last line of the ar­ti­cle re­ally got me think­ing: that when your time comes, your world could turn up­side down, just as it hap­pened to the Tal­wars. It could hap­pen to any­body; you, me and any­body any day.

SAU­RABH SINHA, ON EMAIL

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