Woman dies after dupatta gets stuck in motorcycle wheel, but saves her baby

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A woman in Maharshtra’s Palghar district died on Saturday evening after her dupatta got stuck in the motorcyle her husband was riding.

The 25-year-old was strangled and dragged to death in this tragic accident, but remarkably did not leave her 1o-month-old baby that she was carrying on her lap.

A report published in Mumbai’s Mid-Day newspaper said that the lady, Pranali Dhanu, managed to keep her daughter, Swara, safely on the ground after the bike came to halt. The family was travelling to Dandi, a village about 16 kms away from their home in Aalevadi in Palghar district.

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The baby, Swara is said to be safe, even though the mother succumbed to strangulation after she was dragged for nearly 15 meters on the road.

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“Despite being dragged for such a distance, Pranali had a very tight grip around her daughter and held her tightly to her chest. She ensured that the girl did not receive a single scratch. Only after the bike stopped did Pranali keep her baby on the road,” said a police officer from Tarapur police station, adding that a case of accidental death had been registered in the matter.

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“My wife is no more but she saved my angel, Swara. This incident is very shocking for my family. Since my wife and child were with me, I had been driving very carefully, but tragedy struck anyway. We were planning to have a grand celebration of my wife’s birthday on September 26,” Akash, the victim’s husband was quoted as saying.

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According to a relative, the couple were on their way to sell Rakhis, a business Pranali had started lately to support the family financially.

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