Saraswatichandra 5th April written episode: Children comes to Saras’s house for the holy feast of Navaratri. Little girl Mishti keeps asking Saras about Kumud. Saras tells her that Kumud is lost. She informs Saras that she and her mom met her three days before.
Saras asks Mishti’s mom about Kumud. She says that she saw Kumud in the bazar area with an old rusty ghungru in her hand. Saras rushes to the bazar and finds out the shop. He comes to know about Sundarnagar and promptly starts. He only inform’s Kumud’s mother and tells her to keep it as a secret.
Kumud sticks to her principle of refusing food. She tells Sunanda that her honour is more precious to her than her life. She will not eat a single grain, neither will she dance at Sunanda’s instruction. The man who watches Kumud’s spirit for a long time, insists Sunanda that she should let her go and he will bring some other girl for her. She makes fun of him saying that he must have fallen in love.
Two girls come in Kumud’s room. One of them tells her that she can never go out of this house and she must accept her fate. She insists on making the preparation of Kumud’s bathing for the dance performance and leaves the room.
The other girl comes near Kumud and says that if she wants to get out of the hell, she must keep herself strong. She tells her about her own plight, how she found it hard to accept the grim reality, how she kept thinking of an escape, to never be able to escape.
The girl tells Kumud that her name is Kusum; she offers food from her own hand. Kumud cannot refuse this. She takes the food and remembers her own sister, with teary eyes.