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Asphyxiation deaths: Grieving families struggle to cope with loss

NEW DELHI: "I told him not to go Delhi I had a feeling that something bad is waiting but he did not listen to me and now my son is no more," said Anglal, father of Anil, who was among the six men died due to asphyxiation in Delhi Cantt area.
The family of the victims was in the Capital on Wednesday for the post-mortem of the relatives.
Talking to Millennium Post, Anglal stated that he used to be a rickshaw puller in Uttarakhand but his two sons which include a deceased told them that to take rest as they will work for the family.
"I stop pulling rickshaw this year as Anil had started to earn money he was working as a caterer for many years. This year I told him not to go to Delhi as some bad thoughts were coming in my mind but he did not listen and now I am here to take the body of my son," said the father.
He further said that for a father it is tough to take the body of his child for whom he had planned to get him married next year.
The father also stated that due to fewer jobs in their states, Anil was forced to move out and came to Delhi.
Last time before leaving his state, the deceased had celebrated Bhai Duj with his sisters.
One of the deceased Kamal, a native of Nepal used to visit Delhi in months of marriages so that he can earn some money for the family who lives far away from him.
"I have not told his parents about the death of his son as they can get the heart attack.
"He was married recently and had a minor child for whom he was working day and night," said Dev, cousin of Kamal.
Roshan, brother of another deceased Amit stated that four months ago he got married and during marriage season he used to come here to earn money.
"I have been broken from inside what to do and what not, I do not understand," said Roshan.
The other deceased Devender hails from Uttarakhand area whose family got to know about the incident around 5 PM on Tuesday after which they reached Delhi.
On Tuesday, six men were found dead inside a truck in Delhi Cantt area.
Police claimed that during the initial investigation they have found that the reason behind the death can be suffocation as a tandoor was found burning from inside in the truck.

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