Victims mostly elderly people in Nand Nagri fire

Majority of the victims, who died in the yesterday`s fire at a transgender meet, were elderly people.

Last Updated: Nov 21, 2011, 21:34 PM IST

New Delhi: Majority of the victims, who died
in the yesterday`s fire at a transgender meet, were elderly
people.

"Most of those who were brought dead to the hospital were
in their seventies or eighties. Their body was charred beyond
recognition. Those who identified them were quiet aged
themselves and addressed those dead as their guru and mummy,"
a police official at the Guru Teg Bahadur hospital said.

"I never thought that my Guru would meet such a tragic
end. Despite all hardships in life, he always kept a smiling
face. He adopted me and another four girls. He was in his
80`s," an inconsolable Rumi, hailing from Kolkata, said.

"I had made him lie on a bed in one corner of the
community hall and had been out for some work. One of the
injured told me that he could not run and burning tent fell on
him. He cried for help but then...."

Another eunuch said that the Delhi chapter did not prove
to be lucky for her guru.

"She was very fond of jewelleries. Her body was charred
beyond recognition. I could recognise her because of her thick
and small finger nails and two bangles dangling from her black
hands," the eunuch said.

PTI