Sunday, July 31, 2005

Rajeev Aiyar R.I.P.

One more tragic story.

On the 29th, a member of a writers' group I help run on Ryze [a social networking site, for those who haven't heard of it], posted about a friend who had:
Left office (next to MIDC – SEEPZ) at 7.00 pm on Tuesday, 26th July evening. Went through Nelco road towards highway. Called his residence from Cama Industrial Estate (Goregaon E) at around between 9.00 and 9.30.

He was approx. 10 mins away from home. Nothing has been heard of since then.
Several hours later, she came back to say:
I just wanted to inform you that after seeing the photograph on Star News, a lot of people called me up. Some from as far as Punjab. All of them were false alarms. Then at about 12.00 in the night, a man called up saying that he had seen Rajeev’s body being taken away from the Malad (W) (Nullah) Khaadi on the 27th evening. So some of the search party went there and at about 3.00 in the morning, they made a positive identification of his body.

His wife also subsequently identified him. He is going to be cremated today afternoon. It seems that between his house and the place where he made the last phone call was a nullah or an open gutter in which he fell. This was in Goregaon east - west border – from there he flowed out to the sea in Malad (W).

It is so ironical that from where he made the last phone call – he could see his house – it was just round the corner.