Anni saved me from beyond the grave - father

2015-05-15 17:17
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Cape Town – “You must go back. You still have a lot to do.”

Two months after a freak accident left him fighting for his life, father of honeymoon murder victim Anni Hindocha says that these are the words he heard his daughter saying to him as he felt his life slipping away.

At the time, The Mirror reported that Vinod Hindocha, who is an engineer in Sweden, was fixing a lift when a chain slipped and the lift cage he was standing in fell to the ground. His arm was extended outside the cage at the time, and was severed just below the shoulder. He reportedly recalled looking up at his severed limb a floor above. He was rushed to hospital in Gothenburg, where surgeons spent 13 hours reattaching his limb.

Now Hindocha has told the Daily Mail Online of his extraordinary near-death experience as he thanked the surgeons who managed to sew back on his entirely severed right arm.

As he felt himself slipping away, Hindocha told the Daily Mail Online that he saw his daughter, and heard her speak to him.

“In those few seconds I must have become unconscious because Anni came to me and my late father was with her,” he said.

“I heard Anni’s voice say in Swedish: ‘Vad gör du här?’ [What are you doing here?]”

“Anni said: ‘You must go back. You still have a lot to do. Go back.’

“Anni was wearing a brown top which my wife Nilam and I still have at home and behind her and my father were two other people who I did not recognise.

“She came to me at what must have been as my life was about to pass because I was bleeding so badly.

“I felt as I was dying and in so much pain. It was terrible and my beautiful daughter came to help me. “I don’t remember much about anything else. I am told there was a man who saved me. But I don’t remember him.”

Hindocha told the Daily Mail Online that, even when he was recovering from the operation in hospital, Anni came to him.

“After the operation I had a lot of pain, everywhere, but I could feel somebody dressing the pain,” he said.

“Maybe it is my imagination, but it was Anni. I believe she was there taking care of me. I still believe she is here. She is here until she gets justice.”

Hindocha told the Daily Mail Online that he was recovering well and that he hoped to be back golfing by Christmas.

The accident came just months after his daughter husband, Shrien Dewani, was acquitted of charges relating to her murder in Cape Town in November 2010.

Read more on:    anni hindocha  |  shrien dewani  |  vinod hindocha  |  uk  |  honeymoon hijacking  |  dewani trial

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