His older brother, Manohar Verma said that Jeetu was on his way to his hometown in Jaipur to attend a function. “There is a 40-km patch of forest area near Chittorgarh, which is en route. It was broad daylight, and Jeetu was sitting next to the driver in the front seat. Suddenly, some locals started pelting their car. The driver picked up speed, but the stones kept coming. One hit the windshield, and it cracked. Jeetu’s eye was hit and bleeding profusely even as the driver raced away,” he narrates.
Manohar further added, “Meanwhile, the police assessed the vehicle and also recovered the stones that had cracked the glass and fallen into the car. But there needs to be more security. When such occurrences are happening in the region on a daily basis, it is important that stringent measures be taken immediately.
Two days after the incident, Dr S Natarajan operated on Jeetu and confirmed that he had suffered a fractured eyebrow, had required 10 stitches and had lost retinal function. He was unconscious till Friday evening.