Had we booked a cab, this would not have happened: Victim's daughter
NEW DELHI: Two days after the snatching incident, lying in the Sushrut Trauma Centre, the victim Jyoti Bakshi is able to open her eyes; but only for a few seconds.
Her broken teeth, stitches and severe pain do not let her speak. Her daughter Mahak, who is suffering from dengue, is waiting for her mother to come back to her normal self, as the family members claim that she is not able to identify anyone.
On Monday afternoon, Jyoti was dragged from an auto-rickshaw and fell to the ground after two persons snatched her bag in north Delhi.
Talking to Millennium Post, Mahak said that on Monday, she and her brother had tried to book a cab for their mother, as the city was on alert following Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's sentencing. However, no cabs were available.
"After trying several times for a cab, we finally had to take an auto-rickshaw, as I and my mother had to reach Kashmere Gate on time. We knew that Section 144 had been imposed in the Capital," says the girl.
A few minutes before the incident, the daughter-mother duo was having a normal conversation. "I was ill, so I was just talking less, and in a few minutes the incident happened. Now my life has been changed," says Mahak, who works as a transcriptionist at a prominent Noida hospital.
Mahak says her mother used to work in the human resource department of a private company for two years, but quit the job due to health reasons. "She is now a housewife, who used to be full of life. She was strong and healthy," said the girl.
Sunil Bakshi, Jyoti's husband, says he has been told by the doctor that her recovery could take anything from a few days to a year.
"She stares at the wall and then closes her eyes. I just want my wife to be fit again," says a despondent Sunil. The doctors told the family that she cannot be shifted to other hospitals, as her condition is fragile.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Jatin Narwal said that police teams have been formed and CCTV footages of the area are being scanned.