Deaths in Mathura’s Banke Bihari temple complex are heartbreaking: CM Yogi: Two devotees were killed and seven others were injured in a stampede at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, late Friday night after Thakur ji’s Mahabhishek, during Mangala Aarti to catch a glimpse of the deity. CM Yogi, has expressed his deep sorrow over the accident.
CM Yogi Tweeted
“The loss of lives in the accident in Mathura’s Shri Banke Bihari temple complex is extremely heart-wrenching,” CM Yogi tweeted. The authorities have been given instructions for proper treatment of the injured. My heartfelt sympathies go out to the bereaved family. May the Almighty grant the departed souls peace and comfort to the bereaved families. Peace! CM Yogi Tweet
मथुरा के श्री बांके बिहारी मंदिर परिसर में हादसे में हुई जनहानि अत्यंत हृदय विदारक है। घायलों के समुचित उपचार हेतु अधिकारियों को निर्देश दिए हैं।
मेरी संवेदनाएं शोकाकुल परिजनों के साथ हैं। परमपिता दिवंगत आत्माओं को शांति व शोक संतप्त परिजनों को संबल प्रदान करें।
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) August 20, 2022
A stampede erupted in the midst of a large crowd
Let us explain that Mangala Aarti is the first aarti performed in the morning at Mathura’s Banke Bihari temple, around 3-4 o’clock. On Friday, a large number of devotees arrived at the temple throughout the day to have darshan. Even during Mangala Aarti, there was a large crowd in the temple. Meanwhile, there was a sudden stampede.
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According to City Magistrate Saurabh Dubey, the victims of the accident have been identified as Nirmala Devi, a resident of Noida Sector-99, and Ram Prasad Vishwakarma, a resident of Rukmani Bihar Colony. He stated that the relatives refused to conduct a postmortem on the dead bodies and returned home with them on Saturday morning.
Everything is under control now
According to Dubey, a large police force was present at the time of the stampede in the temple, including District Magistrate Navneet Singh Chahal, Senior Superintendent of Police Abhishek Yadav, and Municipal Commissioner Anunay Jha.
He claimed that as soon as the stampede began, police and private security personnel began evacuating devotees from the temple. The devotees who were injured in the accident have been admitted to Vrindavan’s Ramakrishna Seva Mission, Braj Health Care, and Sau Shaiya Hospital.
According to Dubey, the situation in the temple is now completely normal, and devotees are freely visiting.