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“Shaheen began to cry when a policeman told her that her uncle’s hospital had been vandalised. But I handled myself. I guess you find strength somewhere in such situations,” she said.
“Two women slapped me inside the police station in full view of the policewomen who were holding us,” Rinu said. However, having experienced a lifetime’s worth of trouble and media attention in a week, the Srinivasans are not eager to pursue the matter. “At that time, I didn’t say or do anything because I was still trying to understand what was happening. If I try to raise the issue now, a mob might gather outside my home,” she said.
The Srinivasans have now applied for exemption from reporting at Palghar police station every Wednesday. “The application will come up in court only on December 3. The case has now been transferred to Boisar police station,” said their lawyer Sudhir Gupta.
Shaheen, meanwhile, has left the city. “She and her family have gone out of Maharashtra,” said her uncle Dr Abdul Dhada.
With the absence of Shaheen, the action and attention has shifted quickly to the Srinivasans’ home, which was guarded by policemen from noon on Tuesday.
“I do not know why they (the policemen) came