Rahul helps injured youth on roadside before flying back to Delhi

  • PTI, Lucknow
  • Updated: Aug 19, 2015 21:09 IST

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, one his way back to New Delhi from Amethi on Wednesday, came to the rescue of an injured youth who was found lying on the road after an accident. Gandhi helped him a reach hospital before catching his flight from Lucknow to New Delhi.

Concluding a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Amethi, Gandhi was on his way to the Lucknow Airport to catch a return flight to New Delhi when he saw the 25-year-old youth lying on the Lucknow-Sultanpur road near Kabirpur, about 18 kms from here.

"Instructing the cavalcade to stop, Rahul got down to enquire about his well-being and ensured that he got first-aid in the ambulance which was accompanying his fleet," Congress MLA, Akhilesh Pratap Singh, said.

The youth, identified as Jayant Singh of neighbouring Asthi village, dashed into a roadside tree and suffered from a fracture in the right leg.

"Gandhi left after giving instructions that the ambulance must take the youth to the hospital and inform his family members," Singh said. He has been admitted to Civil Hospital.

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