Post 61, DMC Hospital, Ludhiana

9:45 p.m.: Rachit comes to my room in Arati Chowk en route to DMC Hospital. We ride on his motorbike and reach the hospital in about 15 minutes. We hurry up to the fourth floor. I wait in the waiting area while Rachit goes inside the ICU where Birjinder’s aunt remains admitted. Although one of her relatives will stay through the night, Rachit is required to be around so he can assist as might become necessary. Rachit steps out into the waiting area