Congress on Friday described the death of an eight-year old child because of delay in reaching a Kanpur hospital due to security restrictions during the Prime Minister's visit in the city as "sad" and hoped such incidents are not repeated.
"It is a sad incident. The security agencies of the Central and the state governments should be more sensitive and work to ensure that such incidents are not repeated," party spokesman Shakeel Ahmed told reporters in New Delhi.
The victim Aman's mother has written a letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi asking her to ensure that such incidents do not recur.
Usha Sharma and her husband Tasdud Hussain alleged that they were stopped from taking their only child, eight-year-old Aman, who sustained serious head injuries after falling from a height at their home, to hospital by security personnel who had barricaded all major roads for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to IIT-Delhi on July 3.