Delhiites outraged and insecure after serial blasts

September 14th, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Sept 14 (ANI): Insecurity and outrage prevailed in the national capital on Sunday, a day after serial blasts ripped through the city killing around 30 people and injuring around 125.
The bombings in New Delhi came after serial blasts in Jaipur, Bangalore and Ahmedabad, which claimed more than a hundred lives and injured many more.
“Now Delhi”, “Again in Capital”, “Capital Terror”, “Terror 9/13″ screamed the headlines of various national dailies. Pictures splashed on the front pages of newspapers of bloodstains, glass shards, were enough to remind about the bloody Saturday.
A sense of helplessness and anger prevailed among residents fed up with becoming ”easy” target for the militants. The residents voiced the need for strong action against militants.
“Everybody is scared and nobody is secure. It is very difficult to ensure safety and security in Delhi, as there are so many people. There are so many areas in the city, which are congested. How is it possible to keep a track on people, trace them and arrest them? Nobody can help it, police cant” help it. The only thing is the moment you catch militants, they should be hanged then and there,” said Ramesh Mehra, a resident.
For those lucky enough to escape the blasts the experience was quite nerve racking. “What happened yesterday is really sad and painful. I am feeling very unsafe. I was there yesterday and it could have happened to any body. It is really unfortunate, especially for those who suffered and whoever has done it, needs to be deplored,” said Raja Guha, another resident.
Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, where most of the blast victims were admitted, was teeming with people looking for their dear ones. The hospital, near to one of the blast sites, bore the major burden of coping up with the tragedy.
Doctors and other staff worked round the clock since Saturday evening to help out the blast victims.
Officials said some of the blast victims were in a serious condition. “The cases which were brought to us were very serious. Five operation theatres were functioning throughout the night. At present, four cases in ICU are critical, four cases in post-operative ward are serious, they are stabilising, and two cases in neuro-trauma, head injury cases, they are serious and other cases they are improving. At present, 31 cases have been discharged and 29 cases are still admitted in the hospital,” said SK Sharma, in-charge of emergency wing of the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.
While most of the people thronged the hospital to visit the injured, there were many who went there with a hope of finding the whereabouts of their loved ones.
For Dimpy and her family, Saturday proved nightmarish, as one of her family members did not come back home. They have been searching for him in hospitals and mortuaries across the city.
“We have been searching for him since yesterday. We came to know about the blast at around six in the evening. We thought he would come home as there was traffic jam, but he didn”t turn up,” said Dimpy.
Meanwhile, an Islamic terror group Indian Mujahideen has claimed responsibility for the bomb blasts. In an email sent to media organisations, the terror outfit that had claimed responsibility for the July 26 Ahmedabad blasts, said that it had carried out the serial blasts in Delhi. It threatened that there would be nine blasts in all. (ANI)

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