Truck knocks down two Kanwarias in Delhi, one killed

July 29th, 2008 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS  


New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) An 18-year-old Kanwaria was killed and another sustained critical injuries when a speeding truck knocked the Shiva devotees down in northeast Delhi, the police said Tuesday. Puneet Kumar Goyal and Bansu Ram, 45, were hit in Samaipur Badli area when they were returning on foot from Haridwar, Uttarakhand, after collecting the water of the Ganga late Monday.

The police said the two were rushed to the Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital, where Goyal was pronounced dead. Bansu Ram’s condition was described as critical.

“We have registered a case and search is on to nab the truck driver,” said a police official.

During the Hindu month of Shravan, thousands of Kanwarias or devotees of Hindu god Shiva, walk all the way to Haridwar to collect the water of the Ganga, bringh it back home and offer it to their Shiva icons at homes and villages.

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