Rajkot: In a strange incident, an elderly couple died after the woman slipped from the staircase and fell on her husband in Ramdham Society on the posh Kalavad Road on Monday. The 68-year-old woman, Manjula Vithlani, who weighed around 128 kg, slipped when she hurriedly took the staircase after her son Ashish developed a breathing problem. Manjula's husband Natvarlal, who was following her upstairs, got crushed under her weight and suffered serious head injuries. While Ashish and his wife Nisha lived on the first floor of the bungalow, the couple was staying on the ground floor. "At around 4am, Nisha came downstairs to get some medicine for Ashish. Her in-laws also woke up and hurriedly tried to go upstairs to check his health. However, Manjula could not keep her balance and slipped. She fell on Natvarlal who was climbing behind her. They were rushed to a private hospital where both died of cerebral haemorrhage," said Rajkot Taluka police station officials.
Pradhyuman Ravaiya, investigating officer, Rajkot taluka police station, said, "The couple always remained anxious about their son's health. On getting to know that he had taken ill, they tried to reach the first floor in too much hurry."