Tue, Jul 16, 2024
Whatsapp

Hathras stampede : Congress MP Rahul Gandhi meets kin of stampede victims in Aligarh

Enroute to Hathras, Gandhi also stopped in Aligarh and met with families of the victims of the tragedy that took place at a religious 'Satsang' event in in Fulari village in which 121 people were killed

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shefali Kohli -- July 05th 2024 10:34 AM
Hathras stampede : Congress MP Rahul Gandhi meets kin of stampede victims in Aligarh

Hathras stampede : Congress MP Rahul Gandhi meets kin of stampede victims in Aligarh

Hathras stampede : Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Friday morning reached Hathras in Uttar Pradesh to meet with the families of the people affected by the July 2 stampede.

Enroute to Hathras, Gandhi also stopped in Aligarh and met with families of the victims of the tragedy that took place at a religious 'Satsang' event in in Fulari village in which 121 people were killed.


A tragic stampede at a religious gathering in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras district  on Tuesday,  claimed the lives of at least 121 people including 106 women and seven children and injured many more. 

The incident occurred following the conclusion of a Satsang led by Narayan Sakaar Hari, also known as Sakaar Vishwa Hari or 'Bhole Baba'.

After meeting with the Congress MP, a member of a bereaved family said that there was no proper medical facility or arrangements at the venue.

"He (Rahul Gandhi) assured us that he will help us in every possible way through his party. The administration at the 'Satsang' venue was not good. My sister-in-law could have been saved if there was a proper medical facility. There were no proper arrangements at the venue," she said.

Another woman said that Rahul Gandhi has assured all possible help.

"He said that he'll help. Have patience. My mother and brother died in the incident," she said.

Nitin Kumar, the son of deceased Shanti Devi said that he went to the Satsang with his mother but got separated from her during the incident.

"My mother died. Her name was Shanti Devi. We went to the Satsang together. We were separated during the Satsang. I came out of the event earlier. When the Satsang was over I heard that stampede had occurred. I went there to find my mother. After some time I came to know that my mother was taken to the hospital in the ambulance. My brother went to the hospital and saw that she was dead," he said.

When asked about what Rahul Gandhi said about providing help, Nitin said, "He asked about our well-being and assured us of help of all kinds. We have also asked him to raise this issue in Parliament so that such kind of incidents do not repeat."

6 arrested in Hathras Stampede Horror 

Six people including four men and two women have been arrested in the incident in a tragic stampede at a religious gathering in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras district  on Tuesday,  which claimed the lives of at least 121 people including 106 women and seven children and injured many more. 

The incident occurred following the conclusion of a Satsang led by Narayan Sakaar Hari, also known as Sakaar Vishwa Hari or 'Bhole Baba'.

An FIR has been registered in the incident, naming organizers of the event.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Mainpuri Sunil Kumar said yesterday that 'Bhole Baba was not found inside his ashram.

Superintendent of Hathras City, Rahul Mithas also said that they did not find the preacher in the ashram. 

 A three-member Judicial Inquiry Commission under the chairmanship of Justice (retd) Brijesh Kumar Srivastava has been constituted to ensure comprehensiveness of the subject matter and transparency in the inquiry.

The Judicial Commission will investigate the stampede incident over the next two months and submit its report to the State Government.

 

- With inputs from agencies

Top News view more...

Latest News view more...

PTC NETWORK