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Cop donates eyes of son who died in accident

The 23-year-old Devesh was riding home when he lost balance and fell off bike.

delhi Updated: Jan 19, 2012 00:42 IST
Faizan Haidar
Faizan Haidar
Hindustan Times

A sub-inspector with Delhi Police, Tej Ram Sharma, has decided to donate the eyes of his son, 23-year-old son Devesh Sharma, who died in a road accident on Tuesday.

"I have already lost my son but if I can do something for someone else, it would make me feel better. My son always wanted to help others and by donating his eyes, we are fulfilling his wish," Tej Sharma, who is posted with Badarpur police station, said.

Devesh was studying journalism and was returning after writing an exam at his college in New Friends Colony when he lost balance and fell off his bike.

Sharma's family was preparing for his marriage, which was scheduled to take place on February 8. "Everyone was excited about his marriage and we had even distributed cards," Sharma said.

Sharma was on his Royal Enfield bike and was going to his Ashram house from NFC. In an attempt to save a pedestrian, he lost his balance and fell off the bike.

"His two friends had asked him for a lift which he allowed. He was not wearing a helmet, which could have saved his life," he further said.

"He fell on the reflector and his two friends fell on the other side. They were rushed to AIIMS trauma centre where Devesh was declared brought dead while other two are still recuperating," he added.

On Wednesday, when Sharma's family reached the mortuary, they saw a board displaying the number of Rajendra Prasad Eye Care Centre and decided to donate his eyes.

First Published: Jan 19, 2012 00:40 IST