After Hotel Manager Turned Delivery Guy Loses His Life, People Stand With His Family

When the pandemic hit and caused a nationwide lockdown to be imposed, several people ended up losing their jobs. One of them was Salil Tripathi, who was working as a restaurant manager in Delhi and was earning Rs 40,000 – Rs 50,000 every month. He lived a comfortable life along with his wife and 10-year-old son.

But because of the lockdown, Salil lost his job. He then started working at a cafe, but lost that job too after the owner suffered losses. Salil had no other choice than to join a food delivery company as a delivery executive, earning Rs 8,000 – Rs 10,000 a month – a drastic shift from his earlier earnings.

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However, in a recent incident, Salil Tripathi lost his life after an SUV driven by a drunk police constable hit him. He lost his life on the spot. He was only 36-years old and was out on his food delivery duty, reported The Indian Express.

During the second wave of the pandemic, Salil had lost his father, who used to work as a mechanical engineer at a printing unit.

“What do I do now? I have lost him forever. My son keeps asking questions,” said Salil’s wife, Sucheta.

Salil was a hotel management graduate from Delhi and worked at restaurants like City Park hotel, The Suryaa Hotel, Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts, and Rico’s restaurant.

“There was a time when Salil was earning well and leading a comfortable life. He would also send money to us. After the first lockdown, everything changed. We were struggling to make ends meet. Now, we have lost him. We don’t know how we will run the house now. I am a farmer, and I don’t have much savings,” said Salil’s elder brother Manoj.

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The drunk police constable, who has been identified as Zile Singh, was arrested the same night.


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However, as the news went viral online, people online showered their help and stood in solidarity.

After some circulated Sucheta’s bank account details urging others to help her, many came forward and transferred money into her account so that she can run the household and pay her son’s school fees. Even film producer Manish Mundra extended his help.

It is truly touching to see how so many people came to the help of the Tripathi family!

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