It’s said a mother could never watch an injury on her child’s body whether how grown up is the child, same is the case with a 27-year-old Reshma Kadam. Reshma was one of the victims that got injured in the stampede that occurred at Elphinstone Station in Mumbai on September 29. Among others, she also was hospitalised in KEM Hospital. She was not the only person from her family to be hospitalised in KEM Hospital.
Reshma’s mother, Pramita Kadam rushed to KEM after being informed about the stampede. After watching her daughter injured, Pramita became unconscious and had to be shifted to a separate ward in KEM Hospital.
Pramita, too, could have been a victim of the mishap at Elphinstone station but missed the incident by few minutes. “Reshma and I work in the same building near Elphinstone station. Reshma boarded a train before me and reached the station early. Due to rain, she was waiting on the bridge. After I reached, I started walking, it was too crowded, but I made my way. Instead of waiting on the bridge, I started walking in rain and when I reached office I heard about the stampede,” said Govandi resident Pramita.
“I didn’t have an umbrella. And all of a sudden there was shouting and screaming on the bridge. A fish basket fell on my chest and then many heavy men stepped on me and went ahead. I didn’t know what had caused this. My dress was torn apart, in the rush and somehow I managed to escape,” said Reshma while narrating her ordeal.