Wails of relatives reverberate

Wails of relatives reverberate

“I just want to see him once. Please let me in,” he pleaded with policemen, as tears rolled down his bearded cheeks.

Jolly’s 20-year-old son Amanpreet is one of the 11 victims of the deadly blast at the Delhi High Court. A law student at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Amanpreet had gone to the Delhi High Court to meet his senior.

Amanpreet was standing in the queue to get an entry pass when the blast took place near Gate No 5 of the Delhi High Court.

A seriously injured Amanpreet was rushed to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, where he succumbed to the injuries sustained in the blast.

Jolly has been inconsolable. Surrounded by relatives and friends, Jolly is waiting for hospital formalities to get over to get the body of his son.

Amid the tragic and chaotic scene at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, where most of the blast victims were rushed for treatment,  stood Rakesh Kumar outside the emergency ward, waiting anxiously for the medical reports of his father Rajender Kumar who was injured in the blast.

“My father cannot hear, has received shrapnel injuries and has been operated upon. I was getting ready to leave for work when I got a call that my father was injured in the blast. My mother fell unconscious on hearing the news. I rushed to the hospital leaving my mother at home,” said Rakesh Kumar. Rakesh’s father had gone to court for a case.

Cries of relatives and victims of the devastating blast  reverberated in the corridors of the hospital.

“My son lost his leg,” cried the father of Allauddin, 40.  Alauddin had gone to the court in connection with a case related to his factory.

The government has announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh each to the next of the kin of those killed in the blast. Those permanently incapacitated will get Rs 2 lakh each.