As what can be seen as a major police negligence, two youths, who succumbed to injuries in a road accident, died when the Uttar Police reportedly refused to help the victims.
The policemen were allegedly unwilling to take youngsters to the hospital, saying that it would “dirty their vehicle.” The local people came to rescue the boys and admitted them to a hospital. However, the boys died due to excessive bleeding and head injuries.
Frustrated by the police behaviour, the locals captured the entire incident on video. The video too went viral in western Uttar Pradesh, leading Superintendent of Police Prabal Pratap Singh to suspend the three policemen deployed with the 100 helpline.
The youth who were identified as Arpit Khurana and Sunny, residents of Saharanpur, were proceeding on their motorbike late on Thursday night when they hit a pole on the road and fell into a drain. People in the People in the neighbourhood took them out and called the 100 helpline.
Two policemen arrived eventually, but refused outright to take the victims to the hospital and asked the people who had gathered to take them in an autorickshaw.
In the video, one person is seen lifting one of the accident victims and pleading with the policemen to open the door of the police vehicle. But the policemen are heard saying, “If we take these two in the car, how will we sit in the dirty vehicle all night? Take them in an auto. We cannot take them.”
Three policemen deployed with the 100 helpline, head constable Indrapal Singh, constable Pankaj Kumar and constable Manoj Kumar, have been suspended.