Delhi blasts: Son dies purchasing new mobile for mother

September 14th, 2008 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Howrah, Sep 14 (IANS) Subroto Mondal’s wish to buy a new mobile phone for his mother proved fatal for the young man, as he perished in the blast at New Delhi’s Gaffar Market minutes after he bought it Saturday.Subroto, of Parbatipur village in the Domjur area of this district, worked as a skilled jewellery maker in a shop in Delhi, where he was living and working for the last seven-eight years.

“When he came here the last time, his mother told him she had lost her mobile. Then he promised her that he will get her a new set. Yesterday (Saturday) he bought the new instrument to fulfil his promise. But god is indeed cruel,” said his brother-in-law Haren Hazra.

Gloom descended at Subroto’s residence and the village Sunday as the news of his death came like a bolt from the blue.

“It never crossed our minds that he could be among the victims. Because he did not live in that area. So, when one of his cousins called up from Delhi Sunday morning to give the news we found it difficult to believe,” Hazra said, as Subroto’s parents looked inconsolable.

“He was a very good boy, We all loved him,” said a neighbour, wiping her tears.

Late in the afternoon, Subroto’s mother Shyamali left along with one of her relatives for Delhi, where her son’s body was torn to pieces by a bomb blast on a road between the electronics goods arcade Gaffar Market and Bedonpura Handloom Market at 6.35 p.m. Saturday.

At least 21 people were killed and nearly 100 injured when five bombs ripped through three crowded market places in the national capital Saturday.

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