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Hazards Of Dahi Handi: One Dead, Four May Never Walk Again

Thane: Relatives and friends mourned the death of Kishore Kamble (21), a resident of Dnyaneshwar Nagar, following internal injuries to his chest after he fell from a 20-ft-high hhuman pyramid during the dahi handi celebrations
PTI September 07, 2010 12:45 IST
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Thane: Relatives and friends mourned the death of Kishore Kamble (21), a resident of Dnyaneshwar Nagar, following internal injuries to his chest after he fell from a 20-ft-high hhuman pyramid during the dahi handi celebrations last week.

He is the first victim of dahi handi celebrations in Thane, reports Times of India.  Kishore was part of a local troupe—Om Sai Mitra Mandal that had attempted six-layered human pyramids at Shivaji Nagar. He hid the pain from his parents for fear of being admonished by them.

On Saturday, Kishore was rushed to a hospital after he complained of breathlessness and acute pain in the chest and abdomen. Hours after his admission to a private hospital, he was declared dead.  

Prima facie, the cause of death seems to be internal bleeding in the chest and abdomen.  

“While making a few unsuccessful attempts to reach the pot, he had come down crashing,'' said Vijay Jadhav, a friend. A relative V V Kamble said, “He was always eager to participate in local festivals.''

Sena corporator Santosh Vadavle said doctors' reports confirmed that water had accumulated in his chest. Sena leader Eknath Shinde announced that the party would bear the education expenses of Kishore's siblings. The Sena plans to give Rs 1 lakh to the family.   

Alarmed at the spate of accidents during Dahi Handi contests,  Mumbai's top neurosurgeon, in consultation with his colleagues, has sent  a strongly-worded letter to the Health Minister asking for saftey measures for the participants.

Mumbai Mirror reports that at least four injured participants can never walk again.

In Worli's lower-middleclass Jambori Maidan area,a hoarding announcing Rs 25 lakh prize for NCP politician Sachin Ahir's dahi handi flutters.

Just 20 minutes' drive away,constable Ajay Gangan,40,of Abhinandan Krida Mandal,Kala Chowkie,is lying in KEM Hospital's ward no 37.He and his team-mates had dreamt of winning the bumper prize.



DASHRATH MORE,42 Mandkeshwar Mandal,Mazgaon
INJURED AT: A Parel Dahi Handi,chasing prize money of Rs 3 lakh
INJURIES: Multiple fractures,dislocated lumbar spine
PROGNOSIS: Paralysed below waist
JOB: Private company
SALARY: Rs 4,000 a month

 


AJAY GANGAN,40 Abhinanadan Krida Mandal,Kala Chowky
INJURED AT: Sachin Ahirs Dahi Handi in Worli,chasing prize money of Rs 11 lakh
INJURIES: Fractured neck spine
PROGNOSIS: Quadriplegic
JOB: Police constable
SALARY: Rs 12,000 -15,000 a month




MAHESH TAWADE,30 Naigaon Police Colony
INJURED AT: A Naigaon Dahi Handi
INJURIES: Back of head smashed,spine injury
PROGNOSIS: Paralysed below waist
JOB: Police constable
SALARY: Rs 12,000 -15,000 a month




ROSHAN SAKHARKAR,21 Ashtvinayak Mitramandal
INJURED AT: Sena Dahi Handi,Borivili (East) chasing prize money of Rs 3 lakh
INJURIES: Dislocation of neck spine
PROGNOSIS: Paralysed below waist
JOB: Employed with a bindi making unit
SALARY: Rs 4,000 to 5,000 a month