UP cops suspended for not helping dying teens

ANI | Updated: Jan 20, 2018 15:42 IST

Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Jan 20 (ANI): The concerned policemen, who refused to take two accident victims to the hospital in Saharanpur, have been suspended on Saturday.

"The concerned policemen were suspended immediately. We will receive a report within 24 hours after which we will take action accordingly," said Saharanpur Additional Superintendent of Police (SP) Prabal Pratap Singh told ANI.

This came after two teenage boys, victims of a road accident were left to die on the road in Saharanpur after three policemen allegedly refused to ferry them to a hospital in their car.

The grieving father one of the youths have demanded an inquiry asserting that what the police did was nothing short of murder.

"Had my child received first aid on time, he could have been saved. Even the doctors say that. I want a case to be made on the concerned cops. It is murder in a way, " he said.

The shocking incident came to light on Friday night when the two youth fell into a canal after their bike rammed into an electric pole and the policemen refused to take the boys to the hospital in their patrol car because of their unwilling to 'soil car with blood'.

In a video that has gone viral, showed a young man crying and pleading the police to help his friends.

As he was pleading he begged a man standing nearby to check the pulse of his heavily bleeding friend and was replied with "he is dead."

"Bhaiya iski body thandi ho rhi hai. Kuch to karo. (His body is getting cold, please do something.)," pleaded the miserable friend.

However, the police officials examining the scene are not seen taking any actions.

The video shows a car or two stopping but then after a brief conversation, moving away from the scene.

SP Singh said they have seen the brutal video and are taking "disciplinary actions on the same." (ANI)