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Delhi Man Shot Dead On Jammu Bus Was Trying To Warn Others Of Terror Attack

NEW DELHI: A 21-year-old man, Saurav Gupta, was among the nine pilgrims who lost their lives in the recent terror attack on a bus in Jammu’s Reasi. Saurav bravely attempted to raise an alarm, despite the shots being fired, but was tragically struck by a bullet that pierced the back of his neck. Kuldeep Gupta, his father transported his body to Delhi, and other family members, and he was cremated near his home in Mandoli, northeast Delhi, on Tuesday.

Saurav and his wife, Shivani Gupta, had embarked on a pilgrimage to pray for a baby as they had been married for two years, to the Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu. They were scheduled to return home on the same day. Saurav’s uncle, Manoj Gupta, described the heartbreaking scene: “She saw her husband die in front of her eyes. She was inconsolable.”

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Saurav’s uncle also shared that Saurav was a 6 feet tall, courageous and well-built man. He was seated behind the driver in a window seat when the terrorists attacked the bus. Although Shivani escaped the attack unharmed, she suffered fractures in her legs and face when the bus plunged into a gorge. Just before the attack, Shivani had made a video call to her grandmother-in-law to show her the scenic view.

Saurav, who lost his mother at the tender age of three, is survived by his wife, father, who works in an export house, and a younger brother, who is currently studying in college. Saurav himself worked in an export house in the Gandhi Nagar area. The couple had visited the Vaishno Devi shrine last week and decided to visit the Shiv Khori temple on a bus on June 9. 

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