Funeral: 'Swastika gone too soon'

2010-03-25 00:00

IT was a difficult time for the Hansraj family yesterday as they par­ted with their daughter Swastika at her funeral.

Swatstika’s father Anand said yesterday evening his daughter left behind many good memories, both as a daughter and as a friend.

“It is not easy to accept that my daughter is gone — gone too soon. She is leaving behind a huge gap which cannot be easily filled as she had her own ways of dealing with things,” he said.

The 21-year-old Swastika Hansraj was found drowned in her vehicle on Tuesday morning after a long search by the police and family.

She went missing after attending a pre-wedding function in Gandhi Road on Saturday evening.

It is believed she dropped off a friend in Northdale, and was not seen since.

She was apparently swept off the low-level bridge in Woodhouse Road after the Msunduzi River had risen following heavy rain in the midlands on Saturday afternoon.

Her vehicle was spotted by a pedestrian in the river on Tuesday morning, 500 m downstream from the bridge.

The pedestrian raised the alarm and divers, police and paramedics worked tirelessly to retrieve her body from the car.

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