Rajkot: In a strange incident an elderly couple died when a 68-year-old woman who weighed 128 kg slipped from the staircase and fell on her husband on Monday in Gujarat’s Rajkot.
Manjula Vithlani, hurriedly took the staircase to look at her son Ashish, when he complained of breathing problem. He lived on the first floor of the house with his wife Nisha.
In the hurry she slipped from the staircase and fell on her husband Natvarlal, who was following her upstairs. He got crushed under his wife’s weight and suffered serious head injuries.
The police officials said The Times of India that. “At around 4am, Nisha came downstairs to get some medicine for Ashish. Her in-laws also woke up and hurriedly tried to go upstairs to check his health. However, Manjula could not keep her balance and slipped. She fell on Natvarlal who was climbing behind her. They were rushed to a private hospital where both died of cerebral haemorrhage.”
On hearing the noise on the staircase, Nisha tried to reach out to them but unfortunately she too slipped on the floor and suffered minor injuries on her leg.
Pradhyuman Ravaiya, an investigating officer of Rajkot taluka police station said. “The couple always remained anxious about their son’s health. On getting to know that he had taken ill, they tried to reach the first floor in too much hurry.”