Emergency ended in 1977, but for this family it continued life-long

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Meerut, June 24: A teacher who suffered through out his life, now, does not blame Sanjay Gandhi and Congress for his sufferings.

But all that he has suffered so far goes 40 years back when the Congress's forced sterilization campaign was initiated.

Cong responsible for 'his' sufferings?
63-year-old Srichand Chauhan, was also one of those who underwent vasectomy in 1976, but to his surprise, his wife, Anguri Devi gave birth to a boy(Arun) in 1972, before the Emergency.

As per a TOI report, more surprising was the fact that "a test conducted in secret confirmed that he could not have been the father. Raging at the deception, Chauhan divorced his wife and married fellow teacher Kaushal Rani."

Arun tried to kill his father and step-mother many a times and as per the daily's report, "on May 14 this year, he gunned down Kaushal Rani as she headed to her college for a lecture."

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Arun is on the run now, but the police have arrested his mother.

Chauhan was quoted as saying in TOI, "In 1992, Arun attacked Kaushal for the first time. Those days, she was teaching in a school in Siwaya village and would take a tempo to school and back. One day, Arun stalked her and put a country-made weapon to her chest and pulled the trigger.

Thankfully, the bullet was stuck in the firearm. Arun fled the scene. I did not file a complaint as we thought it was a mistake he would come to regret. He lay low for three years and attacked again in 1995, when we were staying in Kankerkhera. He fired at us one night. That time, too, we were lucky, getting away with minor injuries. I lodged a complaint with the police then."

After the complaint, Chauhan saved the boy by giving false testimony as he thought about boy's future

But, after a few years again the couple was attacked by Arun and in 2015, Rani, was gunned down by him.

"I am ruined," Chauhan was quoted as saying in the TOI report and further added "I made the terrible mistake of saving my son in the past. Kaushal would warn me that my love for him would cost us our lives. She was right. He has killed us both.

Sometimes I feel it was the vasectomy that undid me. Had I not got that operation, things might have been different. Emergency ended in 1977, but it continued for us for the rest of our lives. There was always constant fear of attack. I hope my son pays for his crime."

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