The loss of their 11-year-old son, Asif, is clearly visible on the face of his father, Ayub Khan (45). “I don’t know what to say. I can’t speak,” he said, standing near his home at Kapadia Nagar, Kurla, then offered: “His naughty face still comes to me.”
Asif was killed after being run over by a Tata Safari on Sunday evening when he was eating ice-candy with his sister, Fatima (9).
Police said while Asif died instantly, Fatima and two others sustained serious injuries.
The family said Asif was an average student and studied in Class five at a local school.
Ayub, who owns a scrap shop at Kurla, blamed the haphazard parking in the lane where it happened.
“There is hardly any space to move a vehicle, but the shop owners and others still park there. Children also play there — had they (accused) not parked there, my son would have been alive,” he added.
A relative said Asif’s family had been planning to go to their native village in Uttar Pradesh for the summer vacation.
“The plan was already in place. Asif had been very excited about the trip,” he explained.