After sustaining injuries at the Friday concert in Houston, the university student took her last breath on Thursday – reported her family attorney to the news outlet.
As previously reported, Bharti Shahani was pronounced brain dead soon after being hospitalized and put on a ventilator. Bharti went to the Astroworld Festival with her cousin and sister but got separated due to the influx of people rushing towards the stage. The medical reports revealed that she suffered several heart attacks after a huge crowd crushed her. After the incident, she was shifted to a hospital for immediate treatment.
On Thursday, during an emotional press release, a representative from the family confirmed that the woman in the video was her, and while the police were trying to make way for the injured, she fell on her head. Her family wants justice for Shahani and wants to ensure that everyone responsible should be held accountable – especially those who preferred profits over safety.
The death of Bharti takes the death toll from the Astroworld event to 9. It’s possible that more casualty reports would come since another 9-year-old Ezra Blount is hospitalized and battling for life. His family members took help from Ben Crump, a civil rights attorney, to sue Travis Scott and Live Nations for what happened to their child.
Allegedly, Scott has promised to pay for the deceased’s funeral and provide counseling services for whoever got affected by the event.
Travis Scott’s representatives said, “Over the last week, Travis Scott and his team have been actively exploring routes of connection with each and every family affected by the tragedy through the appropriate liaisons. He is distraught by the situation and desperately wishes to share his condolences and provide aid to them as soon as possible, but wants to remain respectful of each family’s wishes on how they’d best like to be connected.”
“To those families who would like to reach out directly to his team, please send an email to [email protected] where we will have a team on hand to assist,” they continued.