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Man battles for life, family unable to bear treatment cost

A 20-year-old man, who was hit by a car, is battling for his life as his family is unable to bear the cost of his treatment. Sunil Thapliyal reports.

delhi Updated: Aug 25, 2011 00:39 IST
Sunil Thapliyal

A 20-year-old man, who was hit by a car, is battling for his life as his family is unable to bear the cost of his treatment.

The accident took place on Sunday when a brand new Hyundai car which was being test driven by a city-based showroom’s driver mowed down Sujeet Ray near the Sadar police station on Sohna Road.

Ray, a food chain employee, is admitted in the ICU of the Medicity Medanta Hospital. The hospital authorities have asked the victim’s family members to deposit Rs 7.5 lakh for his treatment.

The police have lodged a case against the errant car driver, who is at large, while the owner of the showroom, Superon Hyundai, has refused to foot the hospital bill. “I have already paid R64,000 for my son’s treatment. The hospital authorities are now demanding Rs 7,00,000 more, which is beyond my capacity,” said Sujeet’s father Mohan Ray, a gardener by profession.

The victim’s family said that the showroom management is not ready to help them. “We went to seek some help from showroom officials but they did not even talk to us and asked us to leave the place immediately. They have asked us to go to the police,” said Mohan Ray.

When contacted by Hindustan Times, the senior general manager of Superon Hyundai, AK Manchanda, refused to comment.