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Rest in peace: Salman laid to rest with a heavy heart

Monday was a difficult day for many residents of Abul Fazal Enclave since the body of 22-year-old Yousuf Salman, a student of Galgotias University, who died in a road accident on Yamuna Expressway on Sunday due to tyre burst of the vehicle, as reported by dailies, landed in Milli Times Street near Al-Shifa Hospital.

Residents and relatives started pouring in the street after coming to know about the heart-wrenching incident. Neighours, and family members, including mostly youngsters and women, were seen at the flat where Salman was residing after taking admission in Galgotias three months ago.

Four students who died on the spot were identified as Salman, 22, Tushar, 22, Ayush 19, and Balram, 20. They were from Patna, Greater Noida and New Delhi, reported HT.

Those injured included Jayesh, Sharif, Vaishali, Somaya, Simran and Prerna.

Mourning the death, people were seen not very willing to talk to reporters. As announced earlier, the body was laid to rest in Abul Fazal Enclave graveyard after Asar prayer, said residents.

A youth, who identified himself as a relative of the deceased, said the body came at 4:30 am. He avoided giving any other information.

“Salman was studying Psychology (H) in the Noida-based University. I used to interact with him and when Kanhaiya came to Shaheen Bagh a few days ago we had gone there. Salman was very friendly and indeed he will be missed,” said Nadeem Imam, who resides next door to the house where Salman used to live.

Earlier, Advocate Athar Alam said: “Salman was son of our senior Aligarian Yousuf Mansoor also known as Dedu bhai.”

Survivor Sharif Ahmad said they planned to visit Ansal Plaza in Greater Noida after classes, reported TOI. “Tushar had come in his uncle’s Xylo. He drove, while two students sat next to him. The other seven sat in the middle and rear rows. The vehicle was speeding at over 100 km/h. Near the NIU cut, a truck moved ahead of us. Tushar tried to overtake it from the right, when the right tyre burst. He lost control and the car rammed against the divider, turned several times before it stopped in the middle of the road,” he told TOI.

SAR Rizvi, CMO, Kailash Hospital, said four people were brought dead. “They had received severe head injuries and fractures. We’ve admitted two — Somya and Vaishali — in ICU, and are conducting CT scan and other tests on them. Jayesh had received minor cuts in his nose and hands, and was discharged,” he said.

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