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NHRC seeks report from Delhi police on BMW case

Instead of rushing injured to hospital, take away the accused : Witness

delhi Updated: May 09, 2010 10:39 IST

Taking cognisance of a recent case in which an elderly man was run over by a BMW car in the capital, the National Human Rights Commission has sought a report from Delhi police about the incident.

The Commission issued a notice to the East Delhi DCP recently, directing him to submit a report in the case within four weeks after a complainant accused the police of being negligent.

65-year-old Om Dutt Chauhan was on a morning walk along with his son when a speeding BMW car ran over him near Akshradham temple in east Delhi on April 8.

Relatives and eye-witnesses had alleged that Chauhan was not immediately taken to a hospital by the police and so he succumbed to his injuries.

The Commission took up the case on the basis of a complaint filed by rights activist and lawyer Radhakanta Tripathy who accused the police of being negligent and pleaded for necessary action against the "erring" police officials.

"Instead of rushing Chouhan to hospital for treatment, police took away the accused leaving the victim on the spot," Tripathy charged.