He waited outside all night for brother who never returned

Sandeep More was standing in front of the Mantralaya all through Thursday night,trying to get some news about his brother Mohan More,54 — a class IV employee in the Chief Minister’s office.

Written by Aakriti Vasudeva | Published:June 23, 2012 4:32 am

Sandeep More was standing in front of the Mantralaya all through Thursday night,trying to get some news about his brother Mohan More,54 — a class IV employee in the Chief Minister’s office. Finally,over 18 hours after the fire broke out,Mohan’s body was found in the cabin opposite.

“He went to work in the morning like any other day. Around 3 pm,we came to know that there has been a fire at Mantralaya and started contacting him immediately but couldn’t get through. We kept trying for a few hours until someone said we should check the hospitals in case he’s injured. We went to all hospitals but couldn’t find him anywhere,” Sandeep said. Despite losing hope,Sandeep stood resolutely in front of the Mantralaya all of Thursday night,in case his brother showed up. “Then,on Friday morning,someone said we should check the cabin opposite the CM’s office where my brother would generally sit. Only then did the fire brigade,around 9.30 am,go up to the sixth floor to check.”The fire brigade found two charred bodies in the room,one of whom was Mohan. Originally from Poladpur in Raigad district but residing in Mira Road area,Mohan had been working in the CM’s office for over 25 years. He is survived by wife and two children — a 25-year-old daughter and a 23-year-old son.

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