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Families of deceased seek strict action

mumbai Updated: Aug 01, 2012 02:03 IST
Puja Changoiwala
Puja Changoiwala
Hindustan Times
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The relatives of Meen Bahadur Chatri, 50, and Himlal Khanal, 45, the cousin brothers who died in a drink driving accident at Andheri (East) on Sunday night, say that they were the sole breadwinners of their families.

Puran Thapa, the duo's 47-year-old cousin brother, said, "Both their wives are homemakers and have never worked in their lives. We want strict action against the accused. Who will look after their families now?"

Chatri lived in building number 5 in the Sainath Nagar area of Andheri (East) with his wife Kinakumari, 50, and three daughters - Bindu, 21, Sushila, 23, and Kalpana, 26. He had come to the city about 32 years ago from his hometown in Nepal. Kinakumari said, "He was supposed to return at his usual time of around 12.30am. Instead, we got the news that a car had run him over."

Khanal lived in building number 4 in the same housing society with his wife Maya, 47, and three children - Mangil, 20, Manisha, 18 and Mahesh, 15 - all students. He had come to the city two decades ago, also from Nepal.

Maya was in a state of shock; her son Mangil said, "I will have to shoulder the responsibility now. This incident has changed our lives forever."