Eight Jharkhandis killed in terror attack at Mumbai
KODERMA (Jharkhand): A pall of gloom descended at Charidih village on Friday after news reached here that six persons of a family had died in the terrorist firing at Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai.
"I got the news that my son, daughter, uncle, aunt and two nephews died after being hit by bullets on Wednesday night. After missing Mumbai-Howrah Mail, they were returning to their accommodation in Mumbai when the terrorists fired upon them near VT,'' M r Mohammad Mustakin, family head, told newsmen here.
He broke down saying, "Had they not missed the train....'' The dead members in the family, who were into tailoring profession in Mumbai, include Mustakin's son Arif Ansari (32), daughter Murtaza (17), uncle Abbas Ansari (60), aunt Akeela Khatoon (55), n ephews Ilyas (40) and Sarfaraz (19). Two other nephews suffered bullet wounds, he added.
They were returning home to celebrate "Bakri Id'' on December 9, Mustakin said adding now he only waited for the bodies which are expected to arrive here tonight.
A daily labourer from Murshidabad district in West Bengal Ajfar Ali, 21, was killed outside the Taj Hotel in Mumbai when terrorists opened indiscriminate fire on Wednesday night.
Ali and his brother, who too was a daily labourer in Mumbai, hailed from Badhua village in the Baroan police station area. His family sources said that his body was being brought on Friday to his village. - PTI
Ranchi (IANS): Two people from Jharkhand were among those killed in the coordinated terrorist attacks that rocked Mumbai on Wednesday night.
Malayesh Banerji, a resident of Ranchi, was killed by terrorists in Taj hotel and Prakash Mandal, a resident of Giridih district, was killed at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station of Mumbai.
Malayesh, 27, was working as an executive in Reliance Urban Infrastructure Venture Company and was attending a meeting at the hotel. He was gunned down by the terrorists Wednesday night.
Malayesh's relatives said: "He was the only son and was to get married on Dec 6. Parents were busy preparing for his marriage. Now, they are shocked and are not speaking to anyone. They are just waiting for his body."
The victim studied engineering from IIT Kharagpur and management from Singapore.
Prakash Mandal was working as labourer in Mumbai for the last eight years. He had gone to see off his younger brother at CST railway station when the terrorists attacked the station.