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Hospital compounds the agony of accident victim’s family
We got to know about my brother’s death two hours after the accident, sighed Yatish, the younger brother of Sunil Kumar, one of the DTC bus drivers who was crushed under the speeding tempo at Madhuban Chowk underpass in the wee hours of Friday. The grim task of taking their brother’s body home turned even more agonising when despite waiting for more than five hours, the doctors at the Babu Jagjivan Memorial Hospital, where the body was preserved for post- mortem, turned away the family.
“We have been waiting here since early morning. Its past 3 pm yet they are not giving us my brother’s body. We also called in the Investigating Officer, but to no avail,” said Yatish.
On being asked who broke the news to them, Yatish said, “My sister-in-law Anjana kept calling on my brother’s mobile phone but it was unreachable. At around 2:30 am, two hours later, finally when she again called on his mobile phone, a DTC employee took the call and informed us that my brother had an accident.”
For the past several months, Sunil had been working extra shifts to earn money to get a gift for his younger son.
“Jayant, younger son of Sunil, was to celebrate his 8th birthday on September 18. For that occasion and for providing better education to both his children, Sunil had been working hard,” said his brother.
Survived by a wife, a 7-year-old son and a 11-year-old daughter, Sunil Kumar had started working in the DTC since 2014 on contractual basis. “After his death, we only hope that we get appropriate help from the agencies concerned. Both the children of Sunil are too young. The DTC should offer a job to Sunil’s wife,” said another relative of the victim.
North Delhi Mayor Preety Agarwal visited the accident site in Rohini and demanded the city Government to pay Rs 1 crore compensation to the kin of each of the deceased. “I visited the Rohini Depot near which the accident had taken place. I met the family members of the victims who had gathered at the depot. The Delhi Government should not only award a compensation of Rs 1 crore each to the family of the victims, it should also offer their kin jobs,” she said.
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