During the Radha Rani Janmotsav celebrations in Barsana, Mathura, two devotees tragically lost their lives due to the heavy crowds. The event saw a massive gathering of worshippers, leading to disruptions in the temple premises.
Upon receiving information about the two fatalities, administrative officials arrived at the scene and initiated an investigation.
Currently, the authorities are probing the circumstances surrounding the deaths.
According to available information, the Radha Rani Janmotsav was being celebrated in Barsana, Mathura. A large number of devotees had gathered to participate in the festivities.
During this time, it is believed that the pressure of the crowd may have contributed to the unfortunate deaths of two devotees.
The two individuals passed away at separate locations within the temple complex. Preliminary reports suggest that one devotee had low blood sugar levels.
The Senior Superintendent of Police, Shailesh Kumar Pandey, and the District Magistrate, Shailendra Singh, clarified that no incident occurred within the temple premises.
The deceased individuals were local residents of Barsana. One elderly woman, aged 60, was suffering from diabetes, with her sugar levels exceeding 500.
Meanwhile, a 75-year-old elderly man experienced a heart attack. Authorities urge the public not to pay heed to rumors and assure that all arrangements are functioning smoothly.
It's worth noting that last year, during Janmashtami celebrations at Mathura's renowned Banke Bihari Temple, two devotees lost their lives, and six others were injured due to overcrowding.
The incident occurred during the Mangla Aarti. Police reported that a bottleneck occurred at the exit gate due to heavy crowds, while people continued to enter through the entrance gates, leading to panic and fainting among worshippers.
Some temple administration members were accused of allowing their relatives to watch the Mangla Aarti from the balcony, necessitating security measures on the upper floor and complicating evacuation efforts.