Indian girl undergoing engineering training in UK dies in tragic road mishap

accidentLondon: TCS Engineer Himanshi Gupta died in road accident in London. IT analyst Himanshi Gupta, 26, was thrown backwards over a hedge when a black Range Rover mounted the pavement and slammed into her and a colleague as they waited at a bus stop, witnesses said.

Ms Gupta, originally from a small town in India, was travelling from Hounslow to Kensington, where she has been on a placement for IT multi-national Tata Consultancy Services since July.

She had been due to return in a matter of weeks, but friends said she had fallen in love with London – sending dozens of photographs home posing by landmarks Big Ben, St Paul’s and the Eye – and also dreamed of exploring Europe.

She was flown to hospital by air ambulance where she was pronounced dead soon afterwards.


Her colleague, also in her 20s, was undergoing emergency spinal surgery at St Mary’s hospital in Paddington last night. Doctors say it is unclear whether she will ever walk again.

Ms Gupta’s devastated relatives in Jabalpur, a province in central India, are now liaising with authorities in Britain to have her body repatriated.

Niyati Sanghani, a cousin and Ms Gupta’s only relative in the UK, told the Standard: “Her parents are devastated, she was their eldest daughter.

“They got the call to say she was dead but they couldn’t comprehend it.

“Her father was very close to her, she was a real daddy’s girl. It’s so sad because her family were planning to find her a man so she could get married when she returned.”

Witnesses said the the crash, less than 200 yards from a primary school on a road busy with school-run parents, left a scene of “carnage”.

Mrs Sanghani, who lives with her husband Chirag in Colindale, said: “The crash is inexcusable. The girls weren’t crossing the road or jay-walking they were just standing at the bus stop, like they had done hundreds of times and the disaster happened.

“Himanshi was a small town girl but very ambitious and she was extremely excited to come to London and visit Europe.

“She was doing well professionally and had just earned her place in the world, but now she has had her life tragically cut short.

“It’s such a shock and I hope something is done, there have been constant complaints of people driving dangerously down that road. If there was a camera there they could have caught what exactly happened.

“This crash has destroyed so many lives.”

Her husband Chirag added: “There can be no excuse, it’s not a dangerous road, there is a school there and a stop sign with a clear speed limit.

“If we can get her body back it will give her parents some comfort and allow them to start grieving properly.”

Swati Gupta, 30, grew up with Ms Gupta and helped to persuade her to follow her dream of moving overseas.

She told the Standard: “We were neighbours, more like extended family in our native town. I still can’t believe she is not there anymore.

“She was a beautiful person inside and out. A hardworking girl with so much zest for life and was always a good kid who made her parents proud.

“She was a good writer too which she got from her grandfather.

“I am praying for all this to be a bad dream and hoping I can see her message one more time just with a hello.

“When she first spoke about moving to London, she was quite nervous but we told her ‘not to worry, you will survive’”.

Family friend Akshit Kohli, a family friend in India, said: “It’s very tough to wait for two to three days just to get her body back home and complete the last rites.

“She was a very lovable girl and everyone in the family liked her and loved her. She was a good daughter and her parents were very proud of her.

“They missed her very much as she was staying away from them for such a long time.”

Colleagues from TCS laid flowers at the scene of the horrific accident last night.

One said: “She was a lively, bubbly person and a joy to have in the office. She was always organising events and fun things for us all to do at work.

“It’s just such a terrible thing to have happened.”

A 39-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

ट्रेनिंग करने लंदन गई थी ये इंजीनियर लड़की, अब आई दर्दनाक मौत की खबर

22 साल की हिमांशी टीसीएस में इंजीनियर थी।

जबलपुर/लंदन.जबलपुर की हिमांशी गुप्ता की लंदन में सड़क दुर्घटना में मौत हो गई। 22 वर्षीय हिमांशी टीसीएस में इंजीनियर थी और पांच माह पहले ही लंदन में ट्रेनिंग पर गई हुई थी। हादसा लंदन के समयानुसार सुबह साढ़े नौ बजे साउथ लंदन के होउंसलो प्राइमरी स्कूल के समीप हुआ। उस वक्त हिमांशी अपनी दोस्त के साथ बस स्टॉप पर ऑफिस जाने के लिए निकली थी।ऐसा भयानक था ये हादसा…

– इसी दौरान अंधाधुंध दौड़ती एक काले रंग की रेंज रोवर कार कुछ वाहनों को टक्कर मारती हुई बस स्टॉप में घुस गई। कार की चपेट में हिमांशी और उसकी सहेली आ गई।

– गंभीर रूप से घायल दोनों युवतियों को तुरंत एयर एम्बुलेंस से अस्पताल ले जाया गया जहां इलाज के दौरान हिमांशी ने दम तोड़ दिया।

– वहीं सहेली जिंदगी और मौत के बीच झूल रही है। चश्मदीद के अनुसार दोनों युवतियों को कुचलने के बाद चालक कार लेकर फरार हो गया।

– पुलिस ने घेराबंदी कर 39 वर्षीय चालक को घटना स्थल से थोड़ी दूर से गिरफ्तार कर लिया।


दिसम्बर में खत्म हो गई थी ट्रेनिंग

– हिमांशी के सहकर्मियों ने लंदन में स्थानीय मीडिया को बताया कि अगस्त 2016 में वो स्पेशल प्रोजेक्ट पर लंदन आई थी। टाटा कंसलटेंसी सर्विसेज में हिमांशी बहुत ही बढ़िया काम कर रही थी।

– दिसम्बर में ट्रेनिंग पीरियड खत्म हो गया था जिसे छ: माह के लिए बढ़ाया गया था। घटना के बाद बड़ी संख्या में दोस्त और सहकर्मी साउथ लंदन के गवर्नमेंट अस्पताल पहुंच गये।

– हिमांशी ने जेईसी से पढ़ाई के बाद 4 साल पहले पुणे में टीसीएस को ज्वाइन किया था।

डेथ सर्टिफिकेट के कारण रुकी बॉडी

– हिमांशी के ताऊ जिला अधिवक्ता संघ के पूर्व अध्यक्ष अशोक गुप्ता ने बताया कि डेथ सर्टिफिकेट जारी नहीं होेने के कारण उसका पार्थिव शरीर लन्दन में ही रोक लिया गया है।

– पार्थिव शरीर जब भारत आएगा पहले उसे टीसीएस को सौंपा जाएगा, फिर जबलपुर लाया जाएगा।

जस्टिस विवेक रूसिया की है भांजी

हिमांशी हाईकोर्ट की इंदौर बेंच में पदस्थ जबलपुर निवासी जस्टिस विवेक रूसिया की भांजी थी। हिमांशी के पिता अजय गुप्ता सीनियर वेटरनरी सर्जन एवं मां प्रीति गुप्ता माता गुजरी कॉलेज में प्रोफेसर हैं।

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