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Forbidden Fondness


Published : Thursday, 13 September, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 800
Abdus Salam

Abid and Faika got married about six years ago. But till now there is no new guest in their house. Abid couple dreams of being a parent. Due to the absence of offspring, the sad wind blows abruptly in their happy family. They think of themselves as the unhappiest people in the world.Faika can't endure the pain not to be a mother. She secretly douses her clothes by tears. She conceals the matter from her husband. She fears that if her husband knows it, he also will go through the pain like her. In the hope for a child, they travel from door to door of renowned doctors in the country. In the hope for future happiness they sketch a beautiful dream.
Abid has a good job. Their financial status is also very good. There is no lack of money. Finally, they decide to go abroad for better treatment. After some days of treatment in the abroad, their long cherished dream begins to see the light.
Faika is now pregnant. Abid takes care of his wife with all love and importance. When he imagines about his own child, a calm air blows in their chest and they think that they are now the happiest couple in this whole world. The ties of love between husband and wife become much stronger.
They have been eagerly waiting to see their own child's face. Finally, the day comes! At the scheduled time, Faika gives birth to a baby girl. They name their baby, Aduri. Seeing the face of the dearest child, peace comes back to their life.
Within a short time, they start thinking about the child's future. It also brings many changes to their conjugal life. They foster their child with cordiality. Everyone's favourite Aduri grows up gradually.
One day, she learns how to speak, walk, and apologise to her parents. Parents also try their best to protect their child. They do not want her to suffer from anything. They always remain busy trying to please the dear child and indulge all her wishes. The holy face of Aduri like a flower, make people fall in love with her. People of different ages get affectionate to her.
Bashir who is not exceptional is in the same age like Aduri's father. He is their neighbour. He is adoring Aduri from her childhood as his own daughter. He hugs her with love. Occasionally he takes her to the shop. He buys chocolate, chips and biscuits for her.
Aduri is also happy to get them. When she sees uncle Bashir, she runs to him for getting something. Bashir also picks out something from his pocket and gives them to her. If Aduri is happy, he is also happy. At the same time, her parents are also happy seeing it. Because everyone becomes happy if anybody dandles their child. It's a parental tendency. No parents will ever think that there might be something outrageous in such love-affection, or unwanted events!
Aduri has now grown-up. She has been admitted into the school. Now she can not be cuddled in the same way as before. But, uncle Bashir still canoodles Aduri as before. As a result odious lust is germinated in Bashir's mind. Gradually it turned into a big tree. Bashir became desperate to fulfill that terrible lust, and for that he tries to find a chance. But no one notices it slightly.
One day, Bashir's wife goes to visit her parent-in-laws with her children for a few days. Then Bashir becomes all alone at home. He doesn't miss the opportunity to take Aduri in his house tactfully. She is fallen down in his lust. She is raped forcibly. Her tears of rampant pain get sloshed in the blue sky. At one stage she swooned in the sea of blood. Bashir escapes leaving her alone.
The Mother rushes to her child, Aduri after hearing the sound of bawl. She falls down on the pavement seeing her child. She has been crooning and become senseless.
Aduri is rescued from Bashir's bed in a bloody condition. Some people from the neighbourhood quickly take her to the doctor. The father also comes fast hearing the news. He loses his voice getting traumatised for a while when he hears about the brutal torture his dear child has faced. In his chest, the fire of revenge flamed. Neighbours stand by Aduri's parents.
Bashir gets arrested one day by the police. He is punished by the court of justice. Some days later Aduri becomes hale and hearty by the better treatment. But the wounds that have been created in the life of a child will never be eradicated! This memory still haunts Abid couple putting them in helplessness and misery.

Abdus Salam is an Administrative Officer of Ministry of Public Administration, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka

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