On 30th june, late evening Mr.Jagdish Kelshikar(Social Worker) has received a call from a Police Inspector(PI) of Basant Park, Chembur Police Station .PI asked Jagdish to do the last rites for Covid+ve Male who fell down from 5th floor. Jagdish agreed to come along with his friends to do the last rites. On 1st July, Jagdish and his friend Imran Shah reached the police station to proceed further to pickup the dead body from Rajawadi Hospital , Ghatkopar and to do the last rites , suddenly a lady bumped in and claiming that she is his wife and she will do the last rites. However before that they wanted to discuss something with the police. PI asked Jagdish to wait for couple of days till the matter gets over.
Since, Jagdish asked his social brothers Mr.Naresh Kurapati & Mr.Suresh Bitling from Manava Vatsalya Foundation(NGO) to come directly to Mortuary of Rajawadi Hospital to do the last rites . Since he informed us to come to Mortuary of Rajawadi Hospital , he stood there to receive us , when we reached there, he explained the whole story to us .
While leaving from the mortuary, we happened to meet Mr.Bunty Chawla and Mr.Harish Chandanani outside the mortuary of Rajawadi Hospital and they were requesting us to arrange the ambulance and also requesting us to do the last rites. Bunty briefed us about his sister Mrs.Laxmi Narang’s death , he was claiming that his sister was not committed suicide but she was killed and hanged by her in-laws and he seems to be shattered and scared, he and Harish w ere not ready to touch her dead body .Since his sister was covid +ve and it was written Covid+ve in the post mortem report .
Jagdish, Imran , Naresh & Suresh have come along with PPE Kits to do the last rites of unknown male covid+ve body but it didn’t happen. With the request of a Bunty and his relative Harish, all 4 of us could not say no to them after seeing their sorrow. We agreed and arranged the ambulance and went to Chembur graveyard to do the last rites .
Jagdish, Imran , Naresh and Suresh have done their last rites according to some of hindu rituals and Jagdish has given fire to her body. She was a stranger to us but on humanitarian grounds we performed her last rites.
We were not Brothers to her by Blood but Brothers to her by our Act .
We don’t know whether her in-laws are guilty or not but we felt sad , shocked and ashamed of her in-laws who did not even attended her last rites.
We express our sincere condolences to her family and We pray to god to give strength to her family and may her soul rest in peace and we appeal to the government to take a strict action against the culprits .👏🏻😔
Late evening after the rituals ,her brother Bunty had shared her last rite pics , videos, FIR copy and her story with us which was printed in Hindustan Times..
Vande Mataram …..Jai Hind