Nagpur: The women folk who were enthused to greet the Teej festival turned into a sobbing saga while men are stunned in shock. A pall of gloom now prevails over the entire village as the joy of Hartaleeka Teej turned into a shocking tragedy at Deoli Sawangi in Hingna tehsil, where atleast 6 women including a 13 year old girl drowned into a gushing nullah and died on the spot on Sunday morning at around 11.30 am.
All of them had reportedly gone there to practice a ritual of drawing ‘gaur’ for Teej festival. All the bodies were later fished out.
The villagers crowded the water body as soon as the news of the incident spread. Deoli Sawangi is 10 kms from Hingna police station.
Among the deceased incuded Mandatai Nagose (50), Priya Ramprasad Raut (17), Jahnvi Ishwar Chaudhari (13), Pooja Ratan Dadmal (17), Poonam Tulsiram Dadmal (18), Pranali Bhagwan Raut (16).
However nothing could be clearly ascertained about the reason behind the tragedy, but sources hinted that one of the women while drawing ‘gaur’ (mud from the water) from the nullah suddenly slipped into the deep. As others tried to pull her out to safety, they too were pulled into deep waters one by one and drowned before any one could come to their rescue.