Rita Bahuguna Recounts Tragedy Of Losing Her Grand Child, Pleads To Parents To Be Careful

Rita Bahuguna Recounts Tragedy Of Losing Her Grand Child, Pleads To Parents To Be Careful

Prayagraj, Nov 21 (TNA) Tragedies generally destroy people. But some are different. Faced with an unprecedented personal tragedy of losing her only grandchild, all of six-years, to a fire accident, Prayagraj MP Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Saturday shared an emotional post on Facebook wherein she made an appeal to parents to be careful with fire.

In her long message, the former UP minister also thanked all the well wishers for their condolences who "stood by us in our sorrow upon losing my only grandchild Kiana Joshi in an accident on Bhaiduj on Nov 16." I plead with all parents to warn their children not to play with fire, she said further.

Let me share with you my misfortune. Mayank is my only child and Kiana was his only child. She along with her mother went from Lucknow to her maternal parents house in Prayagraj on 16th Nov. for Bhaiduj.

At some point of time she and her other two cousins, 5 & 8 years old took their drawing books and crayons to the roof top and sat on the floor to colour. The 5 year old broke her crayon and the 8 year old found a match box somewhere on the roof and lit a stick to fix the broken crayon.

Probably she could not bear the heat and threw the lighted match stick that fell in the lap of Kiana who was wearing an acrylic dress that caught fire and within seconds engulfed her. By the time elders reached she had suffered 65 % burns. All medical efforts failed and she breathed her last at 3 am on 17th, the lawmaker stated further.

Many of my acquaintances told me that their children too try the same method to mend their crayons. I again implore and plead with all to please warn and dissuade their children from playing with fire so that they or some other innocent child does not become a victim and bring grief to the family, Bahuguna said while ending her note.

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