Guwahati: 6-year-old accident victim assured support by President dies
Support from the President and prayers of many failed to save Saatvik Agarwal, a 6-year-old accident victim who died at a private hospital here on Friday.
His death came five days after President Ram Nath Kovind directed officials from his office and Assam government to take care of all medical needs of the road accident victim.
“He was a very well mannered, studious and intelligent student. We all are shocked to hear about his death,” one of Saatvik’s teachers told journalists outside the hospital.
Saatvik, a Class 1 student of a private school, was returning from school on November 15 with his mother on a scooter when their vehicle was hit by a school bus and the child was run over.
He was admitted to a private hospital where he was battling for life.
The matter came to Kovind’s notice on November 20 during a public reception held at Gauhati University.
As Kovind finished his address, a man who was sitting in the audience rushed forward in a bid to get close to the President. The man, identified as Krishna Kamal Das, a college lecturer, was stopped by security officials.
On questioning, it was revealed that Das wanted to hand over a letter to Kovind seeking financial assistance for Saatvik’s treatment.
The lecturer had heard about the child’s plight through social media and wanted to help.
When the matter was conveyed to the President, he directed officials to offer immediate help to the Saatvik’s family.
President’s secretary Sanjay Kothari along with senior Assam government officials visited Saatvik’s parents at the private hospital and assured support.
But the child who sustained severe internal injuries from the accident died on Friday.
Enter your email to get our daily newsletter in your inbox
- Officials said that an inquiry committee, constituted by the Visitor of Delhi University (DU), the President of India, held its final meeting.
- BJP MLAs supported the bill and called it a gift for women on the occasion of Women’s Day
- The technology requires telecoms companies to scrub messages to verify if the text being sent has been approved and it is only being sent to someone who has consented to receive such a message.
- Throughout the day, women protesters organised marches at the sites while wearing yellow, green scarves
- Responding to HT on Monday, CPWD denied all allegations that the waste from the Central Vista construction site was being dumped on the floodplains.
- Two women officers each have been assigned duties aboard INS Vikramaditya and INS Shakti.
- The fire had broken out at the 13th floor of the Eastern Railway’s office in the evening.
- The apex court framed this as one among the several questions to be decided while considering the constitutional validity of a 2018 Maharashtra law.
- The tragedy reportedly took place when an excavator was digging a drain near the boundary wall of the school.
- The Iranian embassy said it "strongly repudiates any unsubstantiated allegations or irresponsible comments in this regard and considers them as steps towards realising the sinister intentions of the enemies of Iran-India relations”.
- The Jammu and Kashmir administration during a verification drive on Saturday sent 169 illegal immigrant Rohingyas to a ‘holding centre’ after they were found without valid travel documents.