Kozhikode: Noujisha once decided to take her life when she could not bear the assaults at her husband’s house. But a few seconds before jumping into a well, she chose to be a survivor instead of a victim.
On May 22, 2016 morning, Noujisha returned to her own house in Perambra with her infant. Her father Abdulla, who runs a small store in Panthirikkara and mother Fathima, received Noujisha and her son with open arms.
Six years later, when Noujisha got enrolled into Kerala Police by saluting the Chief Minister at the Kerala Police Academy in Thrissur, her parents and son had also arrived to witness the sight with wet eyes. 32-year-old Noujisha who had completed MCA became one among the 446 women cops who recently joined Kerala Police.
Noujisha’s marriage was in 2013. After leaving her husband’s house, she started to teach at a parallel college near her house in Perambra and also began PSC coaching. However, the procedures of divorce and its trauma affected her studies. Hence, she dropped teaching and devoted all her time for studies. It was her sister Nouf, a lab assistant in a higher secondary school, who supported Noujisha during this time.
She achieved first rank in the list of Police Special Recruitment in Thrissur district and 8th rank in Ernakulam district. She obtained 141st rank in the list of women police and has secured rank in the excise exam too. Noujisha said that her next aim will be to secure a post of higher rank in the police force. Before her marriage, she had worked as a guest lecturer in a college. But after marriage, her husband’s family stopped her from pursuing job. She decided to live in front of the person who harassed her for dowry and for this, her parents turned to be her greatest strength.