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Bodies looted in Merrut mishap

Miscreants came to the ground and took out bangles, mangalsutras, nose rings and finger rings from dead bodies.

india Updated: Apr 12, 2006 13:44 IST

No sooner were the big blaze doused that miscreants and criminals reportedly had a field day. They came to the ground like vultures and took out bangles, mangalsutras, nose rings and finger rings from dead bodies.

Most of the persons who died in Victoria Park were females. According to BJP MLA Luxmi Kant Vajpayee many purses were collected from the dead bodies and those seriously injured. The pick of the day/night were those who had suffered from 60 to 70 per cent burn injuries.

Even the petticoats and bras of the dead or the injured were searched as ladies often keep money inside the lining of their petticoats or under the bras. Meanwhile, the BJP and the Congress have alleged that many counter girls are untraceable.

The services of these counter girls were requisitioned from New Delhi, NOIDA and Ghaziabad to manage counters and boost sales, according to Vajpayee only four counter girls are admitted to hospitals in Meerut.

There were more than 100 counter girls who had been appointed to give fillip to sales and to explain to customers vividly about the products on display. It is learnt that in great hurry the bulldozers were ordered to remove the debris from the Victoria Park and many bodies were removed in the name of debris removal.

This was done to lower the figures of the tragedy at the instance of the chief minister the BJP alleged. The Congress also alleged that many people's relatives are still untraceable. And it is feared that they might have been buried in the debris that was removed by bulldozer.

Dr Anjali Luthra , a private practitioner has not been told where her 19-year-old daughter Mehak is . She was in her second year in a Dental College.Similarly the name of 11-year-old Ragib daughter of Amna Siddiqui is not in the list of the dead. But she is missing.

First Published: Apr 12, 2006 13:43 IST