Lal's 26 year old wife and his 8 month old daughter were run over by the truck and died instantly. The incident took place in the recently opened Ghat Ki Guni tunnel on Monday. The two survivors cried out for help in vain.
The man clutched onto his son, crying and screaming for help inside a tunnel. According to the police, the injured husband kept crying for help for 40 minutes but was ignored by passers-by. It was only after a staffer of a toll booth saw the crying husband and his son, on the CCTV monitor, did the victims receive help.
"Kanhaiya Lal along with his 26-year old wife Guddi, four-year- old son Tanish and eight-month-old Arushi was on his way to in-laws house in Luniawas village from their house in Thikariya village yesterday when a speeding truck hit their motorcycle 300 metres inside the tunnel," police said.
Although after the accident, Kanhaiya called his relatives and friends, there was no network coverage. The 2.8 km tunnel bored through Jhalana hills was inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President in January this year.
Two-wheelers are banned inside the tunnel. "A worker of toll tax booth noticed it on a CCTV monitor and informed police. The police help reached them within a few minutes and they were rushed to hospital. Soon after policemen, staffers of the toll tax also reached the spot," officiating police commissioner Biju George Joseph said.
The woman and the daughter were declared as brought dead when they reached the hospital.
OneIndia News (With inputs from PTI)