“But what’s the mistake of Raghav in this? Why are you being indifferent towards him? Is it his mistake that his father killed his mother?” I said in a loud voice. I was too frustrated and I could not stop myself from asking this question. Raghav was a victim and not a culprit then why Sonia’s mother did not like him made me get more angry.
The lady kept quite and it made me ask her even more questions. “Answer me aunty. Why do you hate him so much?” I kept asking her.
“I don’t hate him but it is because of Raghav that my daughter is without a father today.” She said in a rough voice.
I did not get what she just said. I was too confused and upset that I did not understand anything.
Sonia came out and said “Mom, why are you…”
Her mother said “Sonia, let me tell her everything. She asked me this and she also needs to know the truth now. You heard it right Kalpana. It is because of Raghav that my daughter Sonia does not have a father.”
“How is that possible? What did Raghav do?” I said in disbelief.
“Because my husband left me to take care of Raghav. Rajesh Malhotra is his name, the caretaker of Raghav.” She spoke in one breath.
Disclaimer: The character names in the story are fictional characters and owned by the creators of the show “Ek Mutthi Asmaan” on ZEE TV.