Monday, 17 Feb 2020

Jaiswal blames UP govt for Aman's death

Kanpur, July 11: The responsibility for the death of an eight-year-old boy due to delay in reaching hospital as roads were blocked for the Prime Minister's visit earlier this month was put on the Uttar Pradesh government by Union minister Sriprakash Jasiwal on Sunday.

Jaiswal had been deputed by Congress president Sonia Gandhi to make enquiries into the circumstances leading to the death of the boy, Aman Khan, on July 3.

"The incident could happen due to the negligence of the state administration. No alternative route was kept open for emergency situations," Jaiswal, who represent Kanpur in the Lok Sabha, said.

He will submit a detailed report to the Congress high command on Monday.

Holding the state government responsible, Jaiswal said he will write to chief minister Mayawati demanding an inquiry into the incident and compensation for Aman's family.

The Union minister also called on the bereaved family during the visit.

Aman's mother had written to Sonia Gandh, drawing her attention to the incident leading to the death of her son.

She had alleged that Aman had died on July 3 as he could not be brought to hospital on time as shorter routes leading to the hospital were blocked in view of the Prime Minister's visit.

(IBNS | 10 years ago)