Two youths died in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur in a motorcycle accident after their bike rammed into an electric pole and they fell into a canal, reported news agency ANI. Police officials who reached the spot allegedly refused to carry the victims for medical help.
The video of the incident has also surfaced on social media and police is reportedly taking the disciplinary action. “The concerned policemen were suspended immediately. We will receive a report in 24 hours after which we will take action accordingly,” said Prabal Pratap Singh, Additional SP City Saharanpur.
The policemen reportedly refused because the blood of the injured teenagers would stain their vehicle, the Police official told news agency PTI. The locals then took the teenagers to a hospital in an autorickshaw but doctors there declared them ‘brought dead’.
“Had my child received first aid on time, he could have been saved. Even the doctors say that. I want a case to be made on the concerned cops. It is a murder in a way,” lamented the father of one of the deceased youth.
Three policemen – Indrapal Singh, Pankaj Kumar and Manoj Kumar – were suspended over the alleged incident, the SP added. Meanwhile, crowds comprising the locals and relatives of the deceased youths have blocked Bharat Mata Chowk to protest the negligent behaviour of the police officials. The protesters have demanded a compensation of one crore for each of the victim’s families along with the legal case to be filed against the concerned police officials.
(With inputs from ANI, PTI)