Groom marries hours after death of father, four relatives
ROHTAK: In a dramatic turn of events, a man on Saturday solemnised his marriage in Rewari hours after his father and four other relatives were killed in a road mishap.
Jitender Saini, a resident of Beri in Jhajjar, was to marry in Rewari on Friday night. Around 10 cars from his village were going to Rewari as part of baraat for the wedding.
However, when one of the cars, in which Jitender’s father Rajender Saini was travelling, reached Gangayach toll plaza on NH-71, the driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle due to tyre burst and rammed into a truck coming from the opposite direction.
Rajender, 60, Papender, 52, Daksh, 7, Prachi, 7, and Kaku, 5, were killed while two others sitting in the car were injured and admitted to a hospital. The incident occurred just five km from the venue of the wedding.
Celebrations turned into mourning as the news of the mishap reached the relatives. Around five hours after the mishap, Jitender, on the advice of elder relatives of his family, agreed to solemnise the marriage.
A CCTV of the accident has also emerged, which shows the speeding car ramming into the truck that was almost stationary after collecting its ticket from the toll plaza.