Jaiswal blames local administration for Kanpur boy's death
Blaming local administration for the death of a boy who could not be taken to a hospital due to security curbs during Prime Minister's visit to Kanpur, Union Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal today said he will submit a report to Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh tomorrow.india Updated: Jul 11, 2010 19:34 IST
Blaming local administration for the death of a boy who could not be taken to a hospital due to security curbs during Prime Minister's visit to Kanpur, Union Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Sunday said he will submit a report to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh on Monday.
"The incident happened due to the negligence of the local administration. No alternative route was kept open for emergency situations during the prime minister's visit," he said after meeting the grieving parents of eight-year-old Aman.
Jaiswal said he will submit a detailed report of the incident to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday.
The Minister said he would write to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati demanding a high-level inquiry into the incident and action against guilty officials as well as compensation to the victim's family.
He also demanded that the UP government take steps to ensure that such an incident does not recur.
Aman's family had alleged that security blockades set up on the roads during the Prime Minister's visit here on July 3 had prevented them from taking the boy, who had suffered serious head injuries after falling from a height at his house, to hospital in time to save him.
Jaiswal, who is a MP from Kanpur, spent 15 minutes with Aman's parents and consoled them.
The boy's mother Usha Sharma, who had written a letter to Sonia Gandhi requesting her to ensure that a similar tragedy does not befall anyone else in future, told Jaiswal that she wanted to meet the Prime Minister. The Minister said he will look into it.
First Published: Jul 11, 2010 19:08 IST