On Janmashtami, where the whole country was engaged in the worship of Lord Krishna, on the other hand, bad news came out from the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh.
At the famous Banke Bihari temple located in Vrindavan, two people died after being buried in the crowd that gathered for late-night darshan.
The deceased have been identified as Nirmala Devi, a resident of Noida and Rajkumar, a resident of Vrindavan of Jabalpur origin.
According to eyewitnesses, the crowd was so much that more than 50 people fell unconscious during the Mangala Aarti.
The servitors of the temple claim that the officials showed their status in the name of VIPs and gave special facilities to the family members.
According to eyewitnesses, a senior police officer had brought his mother. A senior police officer of Mathura Refinery was present in Mangala Aarti along with 7 family members.
According to the priests, the relatives of the officer were having darshan from the balcony built on the terrace.
The authorities had closed the upper floor gates for the safety of his family. This made it difficult to save people.
According to the people, DM, SSP, SP, district judiciary officials along with family were busy in VIP darshan.
Even before the Mangala Aarti started at 2 o'clock at the night, the pressure of the crowd started increasing and people started fainting. The police administration first got the families out safely.
According to the SSP of Mathura, a devotee fainted at the exit gate of the temple during Mangala Aarti in Banke Bihari, which restricted the movement of devotees.
The crowd was high, so many people suffocated inside the temple due to suffocation and two people lost their lives.
People are alleging that this year the over-confident administration did not hold any meeting with the temple committee on the Janmashtami arrangement.
The administration took lightly the crowd gathering on the occasion of Mangala Aarti and the precautionary arrangements accordingly.