Waking up to the news that a 7 year old boy was murdered by his uncle for eating too much relish was absolutely heart breaking. He was beaten and took outside and tied to a tree to be beaten to death.
No one in the villages seemed shocked or alarmed by this, it was so sad to see that this was such an accepted way of living!
For the day there were sticks on the road, the distance between the trees out of respect for the boy. Usually this is done when there is a funeral. You are not allowed to cycle through the leaves, everyone has to walk and push their bikes until reaching the other side. The funeral was today and the local school was shut so the whole village could attend the funeral.
We then had an abuse awareness day which covered things like violence and rape, explaining how it is wrong and people should speak out. This again was a festival with lots of singing and dancing.