An appalling incident shocked Noida on Wednesday when a huge fire broke out inside the factory of Excel Greentech in Sector 11, leaving six persons dead and several injured.
While everyone struggled to save themselves, the company’s HR Manager Jasmeet Kaur – a 20-year-old girl – decided not to flee and try and save as many people as she could.
Jasmeet, a resident of Punjab and a Delhi University BA (H) student, had joined the company as the HR Manager around seven months ago.
This was Jasmeet’s first job after she graduated from Panjab University.
When the fire broke at 12:45 pm, Jasmeet was at the fourth floor of the building. Instead of fleeing and saving her own life, she decided to save others.
Tragically, while Jasmeet managed to save the lives of five of her colleagues, she failed to save herself.
Jasmeet’s body was identified with the help of a gold ring that she wore on her finger. Her family identified the body at Noida’s district hospital in Sector 30. The ring was gifted to Kaur on her 20th birthday, just three days ago on April 17, by her mother.
Jasmeet’s brother Shaan said that when the incident happened, she tried to call the fire department but was unable to get through. She then called him and informed him about the fire at about 1:35 pm.
Jasmeet tried to run to the fifth floor to save herself but could not get out as the door to the terrace was shut.
Four of the six deceased in the incident have been identified so far. These include manager Indrapratap Singh, supervisor Parikshit Sharma, accountant Vivek Kochhar and the 20-year-old HR Manager Jasmeet Kaur.