Pavement-dwellers run over in MP: Accused roaming freely in name of medical treatment

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Neemuch
  • Updated: May 19, 2015 21:54 IST

A day after a poor couple who were sleeping on a pavement died after being run over by a car allegedly driven by the son of a wealthy resident, Neemuch police admitted that it is hit-and-run case and they will take stern action against the accused.

The victims' three children, who were sleeping nearby were also seriously injured in accident who were admitted to the Neemuch district hospital with numerous serious fractured bones and ligaments. Doctors treating on the kids informed that condition of kids are now out of danger.

On the otherhand, as per his medical records from the hospital accused Vipul Ajmera, 30, is still roaming freely in the town on the name of medical treatment and thanks to police privilege to him.

Earlier, on Sunday night Wagon-R car driven by Ajmera ran over 40-year-old Babulal Gudaliya and his wife Shantibai - killing them instantly. Their children - Pooja (10), Tufan (8) and Ranu (6) - have been hospitalised.

Though Ajmera was initially booked under Section 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life), 279 (rash driving) and 304(A) (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code, it was later changed to Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder).

Police said he also sustained injuries while jumping off a railway overbridge in an attempt to escape from the spot. Ajmera is currently being treated at an Udaipur hospital.

Speaking to Hindustan Times, city superintendent of police (CSP) Pankaj Dixit admitted that it is a hit and run case and police will act as per the law.

When asked accused is still out of police reach on the name of medical treatment and few police officer's special privilege to him, Dixit said if such is happening then responsible department will take action against officers for shielding accused.

Meanwhile, the accused on the name of medical treatment at Udaipur is roaming freely in the town as he was not admitted at Udaipur hospital.

More of that, after he managed to referred his case to Udaipur hospital, Vipul on Monday at 5.12 pm once again visited Neemuch hospital for digital X-ray.

Accused Ajmera sustained injuries while jumping off a railway overbridge in an attempt to escape from the spot.

Read: Drunk motorist runs over pavement-dwellers in MP, blames driver

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