Keenan Santos and Reuben Fernandez Could Be YOU

(Extreme Right) Reuben Fernandez and (second from Left) Keenan Santos

While we already known the horrifying murder of Keenan Santos and Reuben Fernandes, here’s what not many are aware of

The police investigated and arrested four people – Rana, and the three others who were with him. Despite witness statements and CCTV footage, it seems the 13 odd goons who landed up with swords and knives did not exist.  Rana & Co were cocksure on arrest and confident that they would be out within months and said so openly. 

The murder weapon was found at Rana’s home in Valmiki Nagar in the presence of two witnesses whose statements are on record, the friends witnessed Rana stabbing him, Rana’s own companions say Rana stabbed Keenan. Rana says he didn’t do it. He says it was someone else. 

And of course, everyone has forgotten about the 13 odd rent-a-goons complete with professional equipment that landed up within 10 minutes of Rana’s threat of returning. Who were they? Why did they never come into the picture with the cops in spite of the presence of video footage?

Politicians Getting Involved

In still other news, politicians were quick to step into the limelight. They visited Keenan’s and Reuben’s families, made appropriate noises, and then – pay attention – visited Valmiki Nagar to assure that the killers families that they would get justice.  Ashok Bhau Jadhav Congress MLA from Andheri W sponsoring the killers lawyers.

One would think that with the assailants being migrants, MNS would at least condemn them, but apparently not. An article in DNA quotes Jassi Singh, a local from Valimiki Nagar “So far, political activists and leaders from Congress, Shiv Sena and MNS have visited our area”.

 Questions Remain

  • Why are politicians so concerned about these killers? The answer is in upcoming elections. Valmiki Nagar is a vote bank. The goons rule it. The assumption is that favors done to them will reap political profit. And it can’t even actually be any favor to the people of the area, because with these goons having such violent power, they can’t be safe either. Who stands to profit then?
  • Why did the cops not arrest the other goons who arrived later for the sole purpose of attack? It can’t be that impossible to find them – they came in rickshaws!
  • Why was a man with two murder cases against him not only roaming free and killing one more man (possibly two) but also confident that he would be out free in a few months? Why was an MP rushing to provide him with a lawyer within a day?
  • Why did no one among the bystanders come to the aid of the victims? Can understand shock and fear during the fight, but why not help get them to hospital?
  • What options do we have, as citizens to create reasonable safety for us?
  • Most importantly, what do you do if you get molested, or see someone getting molested by a random person on the street? 

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