J for Jinxed #AtoZChallenge



As soon as she turned 18, the matchmaking process began. 

She was a liability they said and wanted to get her married soon.

The husband was a drunkard and came under the wheels of a truck just a day after the wedding. 

Then she was cursed for bringing upon ill-luck to the family.

This one is not a piece of fiction. It’s a true life incident. They said first she killed her mother when she was born and then her wrath fell on the family she married.

Married for a day, the two homes she was a part of were not hers any more. She was abused, cursed and tortured. They made her life, a living hell. She had done well in school and wanted to run away from the world to make a life of her own. She could have cleaned the school corridors, and cooked for others but it wasn’t that easy.

Jinxed that she was, she jumped in a well. This seemed the only way to run away from the battles she was fighting.

A sense of relief came to the two families that were never hers. She was supposed to meet this fate, they said.

After all, jinxed she was.

I am participating in the A To Z Challenge for the third time this year and I am penning Stories from everyday life.

25 Responses

  1. archana says:

    Written so well. Such a terrible loss of life. Hate to see it true in so many places still

  2. JEN Garrett says:

    So sad, but great writing!

  3. Sadly, not fiction but a reality even in 2017

  4. Shilpa Garg says:

    God! That’s so tragic. I dont know when some real sense will prevail in our society and we will give up all these nonsense beliefs.

  5. Andy says:

    What a sad truth. I only hear and know about domestic violence in India through stories like this.

  6. Deepa says:

    So sad and this happens a lot around us as people are very fast at blaming others for everything wrong.
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  7. Soumya says:

    Sometimes I feel that we Indians need to be given a nice shake so that their brains fall back into place and they stop believing such crap. I know of so many people who have gone through this shit and it still never stops.
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  8. Sheethal says:

    Thou a fiction this happens to so many women in our country. Such a jinxed state.

  9. Suzy says:

    such a tragic tale. Yet this happens so often. And this is not limited to uneducated families either. Very sad.
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  10. Geets says:

    Such a sad tale it is Parul and yet the reality for so many! When will people stop blaming others for everything that has happened in their lives!

  11. Such a sad, and unfortunately true story! I wish life wasn’t so hard. That she had taken that step, moved away and made a life rather than end in so.

  12. She surely was jinxed – looking at the type of people around her ! Really sad!:(

  13. Sreesha says:

    This seems so common in India – women and sometimes even children are considered to be “born under a bad star”, ones that bring bad luck to the family. Poor girl.
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  14. Bellybytes says:

    Poor thing really seemed to have been jinxed. It’s a shame how people attribute bad luck to things or people. I must confess that at times I do too but then logic prevails and I tell myself to be more rational….

  15. Lata Sunil says:

    So sad. But, such prejudices exist a lot. Sad.

  16. Namratha says:

    Sad but seems to be a common phenomenon in India. A kid’s star or day of birth is used to blame the loss in a father’s business, and more. However, I did come across a true life incident where the father-in-law died within a few days of his son’s marriage. The family thankfully instead of blaming anyone, was happy they had a new member in the family who could be their source of emotional support during this difficult time. So, there is some hope in this world.
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  17. With what ease we curse people into jinxes and bad luck!! Who are we to do this? How can we do it? What use is our religion and education and living in a society?
    Its so sad when such incidents take place – may she rest in peace!!!

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  18. psharmarao says:

    Tragic… superstitions, fate, birth charts…what century are we still in…

  19. Rajlakshmi says:

    I feel so bad when a women kills herself due to the society… It makes me even more angry. Heartbreaking story.
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  20. Blika says:

    hopefully one day education and better health etc will overcomes superstition 🙁

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  21. It’s so heartbreaking when society becomes victim to its own superstitions and prejudices. This isn’t even fiction, I know. How many women today have had to subdue/kill themselves because they believed they were jinxed? Too many.
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  22. Very eloquently written. It was so touching!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  23. Bernie says:

    Oh that’s so sad. True stories are sometimes more unbelievable than fiction. Bless her xx

  24. Such a sad but common story…it has never made sense to me but people continue to point fingers at women for being jinxed!
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