A ring, a nose pin, relatives rely on minor items to identify the dead in Delhi's Mundka fire

Eight people have been identified so far from the 27 bodies taken to the hospitals mortuary after the fire on Friday . Families had to remember what their loved ones were wearing at the time of the fire or other distinguishing marks in the stalemate of burnt flesh .

THE NEW DELHI: The family received a ring on the little finger as well as a nose pin from the Mundka fire victims' body which was discovered by the mortuary at Mangolpuri's Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital.Families had to remember what their loved ones were wearing at the time of the fire or other distinguishing marks in the stalemate of burnt flesh.Eight people have been identified so far from the 27 bodies taken to the hospitals mortuary after the fire on Friday, Tania Bhushan, Mohini Pal, Yashoda Devi, Ranju Devi, Vishal, Drishti, Kailash Jayani, and Amit Jayani.Drishti, 26, was working at the CCTV camera workshop in the decaying building for about a year on a monthly income of Rs 7,000.

In a choked voice, a friend said she found a job here last year.On Friday, Drishtis' brother only remembered that she was wearing jeans.But the charred body was hers, according to her engagement ring and nose pin.Aman, Drishtis fianc, sobbed, We were engaged last year and planned to get married in November.

I adored her so much.Aman couldnt go further than this, and was overcome by emotions.Tania Bhushan's mother, who is 25 years old at the time, had no doubts about her daughter's identity.Tanias mother recognized her body even in the midst of such trauma.

Bhushan has been employed in a camera shop in the building for two years.She said she received a call from her daughter about 4.30 p.m. about the fire.I told her to go to the street as quickly as possible.She kept helping others, though.

The son of 40-year-old Mohini sat outside the mortuary, his face tingling, confident that he would be able to distinguish his mother's body from the bangles gifted to him by his father on their wedding anniversary.Since last night, I have been anxious to see what my mother's body looks like.I haven't been allowed in.He said, I am sure I'd be able to identify her from her bangles she adored wearing all the time.

Yashoda Devi, 35, was able to identify her remains by her family, which is a Bihar resident.According to her uncle, Govind, she worked at the factory and had two daughters, aged 15 and 13, and a 10-year-old son.We were looking for her everywhere and eventually found her body here.Many people crowded outside the mortuary, bereaved and anxious, unable to identify their loved ones, whose bodies were charred beyond recognition.