Udaipur : A pall of gloom descended on Shahpura town in Bhilwara district on Saturday where last rites of eight persons killed in road accident were performed. Nine persons including four children and two women were killed in the road mishap at Desuri ki Nal in Rajsamand district a day ago. One of the body was taken to Neemuch in Madhya Pradesh. Heart-rending scenes were witnessed, as the mortal remains of the accident victims were cremated en masse at the crematorium. Schools and markets remained closed and people from all walks of life gathered to pay their tributes to the departed souls.
People watched with moist eyes as the bodies were taken out for their final procession through the main markets. Janmashtami celebrations were cancelled at many places as a mark of respect.Bhilwara MP Subash Bahedia, additional SP Anukriti Ujjainiya, SDM Mahaveer Prasad Nayak, DySP BhanwarSingh and other officials of police and district administration too were present at the cremation ground.
Mukesh Aggarwal, his wife Mamta, sons Yash and Darshil, Mukesh’s friend Pankaj, his wife Sangeeta and two daughters who had set of for an outing to Charbhuja and surrounding areas on friday. Mukesh was a businessman while Pankaj, a physical training teacher was his close friend. It was Yash’s birthday and Mukesh had invited Pankaj and his family for an outing. They had planned to go to Parshvanath temple at Nakoda.
Mukesh’s nehphew Jayant was driving the car when a tanker laden with acid toppled over their vehicle due to break failure and crushed them. All of them were burnt by the acid that trickled inside the car after the collision. Jayant’s body was taken to his ancestral place in Bansi Bohda village in Neemuch of Madhya Pradesh. Chief minister Ashok Gehlot, former chairman of legislative assembly Kailash Meghwal, DyCM Sachin Pilot, former minister Kiran Maheshwari expressed grief over the tragedy.