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4-yr-old's fate: Father left him, crash orphaned him

delhi Updated: May 28, 2011 00:10 IST
Prabhu Razdan
Prabhu Razdan
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The air crash may have killed three women of a family on Wednesday, but it has also orphaned a four-year-old. Yash's mother Savita was killed in the crash. His father had already abandoned him a few years ago.

"His father abandoned my daughter Savita soon after their marriage. And now his mother too is gone," said Shobha Ram Sherawat, his grandfather, who lost his wife and daughter-in-law too in the crash.

"Yash was in my lap on the terrace when the aircraft was doing the rounds in the sky", said Deepak, Sherawat's son. "We were watching the movements of the aircraft. Its petrol had been leaking too. When it crashed on the terrace, I jumped inside the house with Yash. But, my mother, sister and wife all got crushed under the wreckage of the aircraft," he added.

Ironically, Yash's father Naresh, who has filed a divorce case, will be coming for the hearing on June 2, 2011.

"I was not frightened when the aircraft felt on our house," said Yash. He, however, does ask about his mother, a question both Sherawat and Deepak find hard to answer.