As the three bodies were taken away, another crowd of people milled around policemen looking for the body of a child who died Friday night after falling off the third floor balcony that had no boundary wall.
“I was sleeping in the back room when Pakshi woke me up, saying there is a small fire in her room. I did not believe her, she was taking it so lightly,” Jasmine says. “But as I got up, we realised the fire had spread. It happened within nano-seconds.”
The vendors whose rehris were not picked off by the civic body have found shelter in the verandahs of the shops and inside the shops itself in several markets, including that of Sector 7 and Sector 15.
This is second such death in the past six months that has come to light in the city. On September 28 last year, another 34-year-old motorcyclist was killed after his bike crashed into stray cattle roaming on the NH-73.
On January 28, the first draw of lots in Panchkula was postponed after only a small number of street vendors of the total registered had showed up for the allotment. For a site at Sector 19 of the city, as many as 458 zones had been made.