The deceased was identified Parkash, 44, a resident of Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. After collecting the holy water from Haridwar, he was on his way home. Another kanwariya, Makal, 40, who belonged to Banaund village in Mandi, was referred to PGI as he suffered serious injuries.
“The Kanwariyas come out in saffron T-shirts which have Modi on the front side and Yogi on the back. They have swords in one hand and alcohol bottle in the other. I do not know how Shiva can be pleased with this," the SP leader told the Indian Express.