THRISSUR:A sepulchral silence descended on Kandanisheryy town near here when the news channels flashed the news of death of nineyear- old Aman, son of Mohanan of Pulladathu, Kandanisherry, in the train accident in Bengaluru.
The shocking news left the members of Pulladathu family, friends and relatives shell-shocked here, on Friday morning.
In the evening, one more person succumbed to his injuries. He was identified as K R George, 70, Kanjirathinkal House, Olarikkara, in Thrissur. He was a trader of mechanical equipments and was on his way back home after placing some orders in Bengaluru.
It was a strange quirk of fate that Aman and his mother Sharmila had chosen the intercity train for their journey from Bengaluru.
They used to visit the ancestral house here by boarding night train from Bengaluru as the train would reach here in the early morning.
“This time they boarded the Intercity Express and called the family members here to inform that they were coming home by evening, recalled Aman’s grandmother. Aman, suffering from hepatitis boarded the train along with his mother Sharmila, who is in a critical condition now, following the accident, at a private hospital in Bengaluru, to seek ayurvedic treatment here. But the destiny had something else in store for him,” said the bereaved family members.
Earlier there were reports that Aman and his mother have died in the accident.
However, by 8.30 am, Mohanan, who has been working as a cook in a politician’s house there, called the family members and informed that she has been admitted to a hospital with critical injuries. Soon after the accident, the family members left for Bengaluru as Mohanan is staying there along with family for the last few years and the body of the kid will be cremated there.
He was a third standard student in MS Convent, Bengaluru. Apart from the death of nine year old boy, scores of people to Thrissur suffered injuries in the accident of which the condition of two, identified as Sharmila and Vamadevan of Thrissur, is said to be critical.
Others who suffered injuries in the accident were dispatched to Thrissur in a special train after providig first aid, he said.