On July 2, sisters-in-law Virmati (62) and Prakashi (60) boarded the bus from Delhi and left for the journey. Amarnath Yatra with. It was their long-time dream, their families said. On the evening of 8 July, they called their families and told them that they had reached the dargah, had “darshan”, and their descent had begun. That was the last time their families spoke to them.
Two women from Delhi are also among the 17 people who died in Delhi. There was a sudden flood in the camp built near the Amarnath cave templeIn Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.
“This was the first time they had gone to Amarnath. They happily left. It was something they had wanted to do for a very long time. Had a long dream (It was a long dream). Her journey was comfortable, and she sent us pictures of her journey,” said Virmati’s husband, Balkishan (68), a retired sewer supervisor in the New Delhi Municipal Council.
Balkishan told that the last conversation with his wife was on Friday evening at around 5.30 pm. “She told me they were fine, and they were coming down from the temple. She said it was raining a lot, and they were getting wet, but everything was fine. When I tried to call her later, So I didn’t get it,” he said.
When the news of cloudburst near Amarnath Dham came, the family members came in panic.
“Our local SHO did some correspondence and on the evening of 9th July sent some people to inform that there might be some bad news. We went to the police station and they told us that bodies were coming in, and they may or may not be among the dead. My mother was not in the first body that was shown to us, but she was in the second set,” said Prakashi’s son Sanjeev (40).
Both the women lived in neighboring houses on a narrow lane in south Delhi’s Madangir. Sanjeev said, “Ever since my mother got married, they were very close. They have been living in the same street for so many years.”
Prakashi went on a pilgrimage to Jwala Mata Temple (Himachal Pradesh) and Kalighat (West Bengal), and from Veermati to Vaishno Devi Temple (Jammu and Kashmir), but this was their first time on a pilgrimage together.
“Media reports said the weather was good, and there was nothing to fear at this time. The people who organized these pilgrimages also assured us that if there was any possibility of bad weather, they would stop where They are. It rains from time to time, but none of us ever thought that something like this would happen so suddenly,” said Sanjeev.
Chief Minister on Monday Arvind Kejriwal Visited the families and announced financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh each. “They went for a holy cause, to purify their souls and seek blessings from God, but unfortunately, they were unlucky. I met their families to share their pain. The financial condition of both of their families is not good. Therefore, the Delhi government will provide an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh each. We will ensure that their grandchildren get excellent education. We are also ready to extend all possible help to them. We stand with them in this difficult time. Huh. “
The two women have two school-going grandchildren each.
Kejriwal also said that his government will give Rs 10 lakh to each family if any casualty is reported from Delhi.