Kin of Pune blast victim in an unconscious state back home

NUWAKOT: The aggrieved family members of 22-year-old Gokul Nepali, who was killed in an explosion in Pune of India, on Saturday have not yet regained consciousness.

Gokul’s wife Maina had fainted yesterday morning after she heard the news of the death of her husband. His mother Juthi and sister Bimala are also undergoing similar plight.

Subba Nepali, Gokul’s cousin said, “At first we said that he went missing but all three lost their consciousness as soon as we informed them about the death.”

After the death of the

sole bread winner of

the poor family, the villagers in Majhitar of Nuwakot Municipality Ward No 5 have all been aggrieved.

Gokul was a worker at the German Bakery, Pune, for the last four years He was killed in the explosion at the bakery on Saturday.

According to Indian media reports, other 9 persons were killed and 57 injured in the explosion. Gokul’s family is originally from Bageshwori village development committee of the district.

But Gokul’s maternal

uncle had been supporting them after his father Lahure brought second wife and left them. Gokul’s mother, sister and his wife have been living in a small hut in a public land by the roadside. The family grows crops in a patch of land provided by the maternal family.

Gokul had come home during Dashain and stayed till Tihar. Meanwhile the grief-stricken family has been further hit as they are unsure about receiving and cremating the body. According to the villagers the Indian authorities have requested the relatives of Gokul, through Nepali co-workers, to come to receive the body with a

document in English language proving the relationship but no further information has been received.

Subba, the cousin, said, “We are confused about what to do next as the family even cannot afford to go to Pune to get the dead body.”