Remember Jyoti Mehta and Ujalla DineshJune 5, 2008
I am organising a memorial for Jyoti Mehta and Ujalla Dinesh, the mother and daughter whose bodies were dumped like so much garbage at the bottom of Echo Point.
I live very close to Echo Point. It is the home of the Three Sisters. An ancient, sacred site of female power. Jyoti Mehta was 38, the mother of Ujalla, who was only nine. She moved to Australia to marry Sanjay Mehta, a man whom she had met on the internet.
Jyoti had approached the Jessie Street Domestic Violence Service in January saying that her husband was verbally abusive and had threatened to kill her. On May the 5th she and her daughter were dead, both victims of pervasive male terrorism.
Her husband put the bodies of Jyoti and Ujalla in the trunk of his car then drove the family to Echo Point. While the other children went for a walk, Sanjay dumped the bodies of the woman and girl over the cliff. He reported them missing, saying that their passports and $100 was missing too. Trying to imply that they had gone away.
I want the deaths of these women to be remembered, marked. I will be holding a memorial for this woman and her daughter on Saturday the 7th of June at 3:00 at the lookout at Echo Point.