Kanpur: The Uttar Pradesh on Friday sought to reject the claims of a family that heir child died after he allegedly could not be take to hospital in time due to road blockades erected during Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh`s visit to the city.
Additional Director General of police (ADG) Law & Order, Brij Lal told reporters that the allegeation was false.
“There were atleast four routes open to the said hospital which could have been taken by the family in question,” he said.
Usha Sharma, whose young son
bled to death after he allegedly could not be take to hospital
in time due to road blockades erected during Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh`s visit, has asked Sonia Gandhi to ensure that
a similar tragedy does not befall anyone else in future.
"No mother should go through the same tragedy," a
weeping Usha Sharma said today after she wrote a letter to the
Congress president in which she also sought a compensation of
Rs 10 lakh.
Usha and her husband Tasdud Hussain alleged that they
were stopped from taking their only child, eight-year-old
Aman, who sustained serious head injuries after falling from a
height at their home, to hospital by security personnel who
had barricaded all major roads here for the Prime Minister`s
visit to Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) on July 3.
The couple, residents of Shyam Nagar locality, claimed
that though they requested security persons to allow them to
commute through Coca-Cola crossing which had been barricaded
due to security curbs, they were asked to take a longer route
to the nearest hospital. A five-minute journey to the hospital
was reported to have taken about 30 minutes.
Aman, a student of Class II, bled to death on his way to
the hospital, the family said.
In her letter to Gandhi, written on July 6, Sharma has
requested the UPA Chairperson to make sure that in future
security forces do not stop the injured from being taken to
Additional District Magistrate Shailendra Kumar Singh
told PTI that some roads had been closed on July 3 in view of
the Prime Minister`s visit to IIT in the city.
An inquiry has been ordered into the incident, he said.
Hussain said a fax has been sent to the prime minister
drawing his attention to the incident.
"This kind of thing should not happen to anyone else. If
there is a situation like this again, people should be allowed
to go for medical treatment and the police should help them,"