New Delhi: Heart-wrenching visuals have come to light from IT hub Bengaluru where a man carried the body of his three-year-old son on a two- wheeler from a government hospital to his residence.
The boy was reportedly knocked down by a vehicle in Anekal on Sunday after which his father took him a Government Hospital where he was declared brought dead.
The father of the deceased, a migrant labourer from Assam, carried the Body on a two-wheeler which was driver by another person. (Youtube Video: Public TV)
A relative of the boy told newsagency PTI that they did not ask for the ambulance as they felt it would not be affordable for them.
“…the doctors said he has died, so we took the body back to our place near Electronics city where we stay. The police came and took away the body for procedures,” said Liton Khan, a relative of the victim.
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The Hospital which has come under attack after the visuals went viral has denied any “insensitivity” on their part. Authorities say the parents of the boy took the body without the mandatory autopsy.
They said the parents of the boy had taken the body without the mandatory autopsy.
Meanwhile, the police is looking for the motorist who rammed the boy and fled from the spot. A case has also been registered.
Similar cases of apathy shown by local administration had been observed in Etawah in Uttar Pradesh where a labourer was forced to carry the body of his 15-year-old son over his shoulder after he was allegedly denied help by doctors at a government hospital.
According to 45-year-old labourer Udayveer, the doctors at the Etawah government hospital, considered one of the best in the state, did not treat his son Pushpendra and discarded Udayveer away.
“They said there was nothing left in the boy. He just had a pain in his legs. The doctors just gave my child five minutes and said take him away,”Udayveer was quoted.
In August last year, Odisha’s Dana Majhi had to carry his dead wife on his back after he was allegedly denied a vehicle by a hospital.