Attitude of the elected representatives of Chandigarh yet again came to the fore as the municipal corporation (MC) took over four days to visit the family of a man who was injured in an accident caused by stray cattle and died on Tuesday.
Victim Avinash Kumar, who was on his way back home on a motorcycle from the beauty salon where he worked, rammed into a stray cattle around 10.45pm on August 16 near Sector 45. He died of the injuries at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Sector 32 on August 20 morning.
Local councillor of the Congress, Harphool Chand Kalyan, paid a visit to the family late in the evening on Wednesday, that too after being quizzed by the media over the issue.
Narinder Kumar, father of the deceased, said that elected representatives do not have time for poor people. But explaining the time taken to visit the family, Kalyan said that he was out of station.
This is the second such incident in recent past. On April 6, Harpreet Singh Sodhi was killed in a road accident after his motorcycle rammed into stray cattle near the Sector 46-49 traffic lights in the wee hours while he was returning from his shop at Jagatpura with his eight-year-old son.
With the death of 26-year-old Avinash Kumar, the family has lost its only breadwinner. He is survived by his wife Sonia, 24, a three-year-old son and five-year-old daughter. Avinash worked in a Sector-9 salon.
Arvind Kumar, the unemployed younger brother of the victim, said the family would lodge a complaint against the authority for their negligence which caused the death. Councillor Kalyan said he would make make sure the family got compensation.