Minor “Govinda” fall during dahi handi practice, dies
The festival-eve tragedy struck late night Friday when the schoolboy, Kiran Talekar (14), was practicing for an association and he had climbed up to the fifth tier in the “govinda” human pyramid, when it suddenly lost balance Talekar and other fell down. Talekar got injured in his head and chest and bleeding.
Talekar was rushed to a government hospital where he breathed his last Saturday morning.
This is the first incident of a “govinda” aspirant losing his life during the pre-festival training sessions and has raised issues of safety and minors being used for the celebrations where prize money runs into crores of rupees.