Hardest journey Babu Khan ever made, carrying bodies of his two sons killed in Delhi riots
The bodies of Amir Khan (30) and Hashim Ali (19), who were killed during the riots in Northeast Delhi, were released by Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital Saturday after a postmortem. Photographs by Praveen Jain.
New Delhi: Babu Khan, a father in Northeast Delhi’s Mustafabad, made the most gruelling journey of his life on foot Saturday evening, bearing the dead bodies of his two young sons.
It was around 5 pm when the bodies of the two brothers — Amir Khan (30) and Hashim Ali (19), who were allegedly stripped and then killed during the riots in Northeast Delhi — were released by Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, after a postmortem.
The two were among the 43 people who were killed across Northeast Delhi.
Devastated, Babu Khan first took the bodies to their home in Mustafabad, where Amir’s two daughters aged 4 and 2 years, awaited their father’s return.
The bodies were first kept at their home in Old Mustafabad, where thousands of people gathered to offer condolences to the family, and then began what Babu Khan called the most “arduous journey” of his life — carrying his two dead sons to the cemetery on his shoulder.