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Bhiwani mishap: World comes crashing down on two Machhiwara families

The world came crashing down on a 75-year-old Ram Pyari of Hambowal bet village of Machhiwara as seven members of nine killed in Haryana mishap including her son, daughter-in-law and five grandsons.

punjab Updated: Oct 01, 2016 13:13 IST
Tarsem Singh Deogan
Relatives mourning the death in Hambowal Bet village in Ludhiana on Friday.
Relatives mourning the death in Hambowal Bet village in Ludhiana on Friday.(HT Photo)

The world came crashing down on a 75-year-old Ram Pyari of Hambowal bet village of Machhiwara as seven members of nine killed in Haryana mishap including her son, daughter-in-law and five grandsons.

Two residents of Hayatpur village, Didar Singh, 32, and his nephew Bir Davinder Singh, 12, also died in the road mishap along with these seven members of Hambowal Bet family.

Read | Nine Ludhiana pilgrims killed in Bhiwani mishap

Ram Pyari was taken aback after seeing bodies as she wasn’t informed about the tragedy. She was inconsolable and soon fainted.

Surinder Kumar, sarpanch of Hambowal Bet village said the news of the death of nine members of two families of the villages struck at around 11.15pm on Thursday. He immediately informed members of both the families. “We hid the news of the death of seven members of her family from Ram Pyari. As people started huddling the house in the morning, she got worried and started asking the reason repeatedly,” said Sarpanch, adding, “we told her her family members met with a road mishap and have suffered injuries. She started praying for the wellness of her family,” he added.

Ram Pyari lost her son Roshan Lal, 36, five grandsons, including Ravi Kumar, 22; Nandi, 20; Sagar, 12; Shalu, 12; Gagan, 15; and daughter-in-law Manpreet Kaur, 32, in a road mishap. Two of her sons Binder Kavval and Baldev Raj suffered injuries in the accident.

Ravi Kumar, nambardar of the village said Binder is Kavval (singer) and used to sing on religious fairs and is well known in the area. They had hired a jeep for Rajasthan.

They were returning after paying obeisance at the tomb of Gugga Jahar Peer in Bangar of Rajasthan. As they reached in Bhiwani in Haryana, a truck hit their Bolero pick-up jeep leaving nine of them dead. A total of 21 people were travelling in the jeep.

FAMILY LOST SOLE BREADWINNER

Gurnam Singh, 60, of Hayatpur village is inconsolable after the death of his son, Didar Singh and grandson, Raja Bir Davinder Singh. Gurnam Singh belongs to a family of farmers.

He said with choked voice that his entire family has been devastated after the mishap. His elder son Jagtar Singh, is bedridden, while younger son Didar Singh was earning a livelihood of the family. Raja Bir Davinder Singh was the only son of his parents and he was the only hope of the family. Gurnam Singh said that he is too old to work, who will earn bread and butter for the family.

THE MISHAP Nine pilgrims were killed while another 12 were injured after a pick-up vehicle carrying them collided with two heavy vehicles in Sainiwas village of Siwani town of Bhiwani district early Friday morning.

The police said the pick-up vehicle got sandwiched into two heavy vehicles after it rammed into a truck moving ahead of them, and then was hit by another vehicle from behind.