Teen survivor's life will never be the same
As relatives and friends gathered in large numbers offer condolences to victims of the Kalyanpuri car accident, the lone survivor 16-year-old Abbas sits in a corner, with a fractured right arm.
Though Abbas survived, he lost his parents, brother and sister in the brutal accident.
In addition to a fractured arm, Abbas now bears stitches over his right eye and bruises all over his body.
On Wednesday night, Abbas had returned home after performing the last rites of his deceased family members, knowing that his life would never be the same.
"It will be never the same again for me. I lost consciousness just after the accident. When I woke up, I was told I am the only one who survived in my family," the teenager breaks down, and tries to wipe his tears with his left arm.
Some relatives said that his mother Anjum Zaidi was reluctant to go to the airport.
However, her husband Qamar Abbas forced her to accompany them, saying that the trip would be fun.
The wife and son of Kalbe Abbas, Qamar's elder brother who is a Shia scholar working in a television channel in Tehran, were coming from Iran to visit their relatives in Meerut.
The accident occurred on Wednesday morning, just after Abbas and his family had received his uncle's family at Indira Gandhi International Airport.
"Qamar was very particular about the education of his children. Little did he know that life had other plans. The cruel hands of death snatched away the parents and siblings of the only child left in the family," rues Qaisar Abbas Zaidi, Abbas's grandfather.