Couple who died in accident were all set to tie the knot in November
Both Rahul and Roshni lost their lives along with three other relatives early on Tuesday morning when a heavily-loaded truck overturned and collapsed on the car they were travelling in.jaipur Updated: Jun 06, 2017 20:38 IST
Till yesterday, the mood in Rahul and Roshni Sharma’s homes was festive. After a grand engagement in February, the couple was to wed in November and preparations were on in full swing. Overnight, everything has changed. Shocked relatives poured in, their expression sombre.
Both Rahul and Roshni lost their lives along with three other relatives early on Tuesday morning when a heavily-loaded truck overturned and collapsed on the car they were travelling in.
“They were supposed to get married in November. After the engagement, several relatives from both the families would continue to visit. Rahul recently went to Europe to meet his sister. We have no words to express how utterly shocked we are after this tragedy,” said Ajay Sharma, a relative.
Sharma was one of the many relatives from both the families who had the stressful task of being present at the SMS Hospital mortuary as postmortem was conducted on the five bodies.
Rahul had studied jewellery designing as his family was engaged in the business of cutting semi-precious stones. Roshni, too, had an interest in designing and had studied it in college.
Relatives told HT that Rahul had returned from Europe around eight days ago and the families were going out for shopping and outings. “They had decided to go to Nahargarh early on Tuesday morning, which ultimately ended up becoming their undoing,” said another relative.
Among the deceased was Jyoti, a mother of two and the sister of Roshni, who recently arrived from Bhopal where her husband owns a business.
“Her husband will arrive from Bhopal and other relatives are also coming to Jaipur. Most of us can’t believe that they are no more,” said Murari Agarwal, a family friend.
First Published: Jun 06, 2017 20:38 IST