Recently a senior Haryana minister had to resign because his ex female employee had committed suicide. In her suicide note she blamed the Minister for harassing her.The national media has highlighted numerous instances of women who have met an untimely death because of their proximity to men who were drunk with political power. Bhanwari Devi of Rajasthan is a case in point. She was close to multiple political leaders and very close to at least two of them. In fact, she had a shot an intimate video tape with one of them. It appears she was asking for money and when she became inconvenient she was simply bumped off. In fact she was bumped off in such a manner that the CBI had to seek the help of US Law enforcement agencies to confirm whether the bone pieces found on the river bank actually belonged to Bhanwari Devi or not! A common factor is that while the women are very often brutally murdered, the men folk involved not only prosper but hire top lawyers, and take advantage of the lacunae in the law to stay out of jail. There are plenty of other instances spread all over India.