Neemuch hit-and-run case: Citizens donate Rs 2 lakh for injured, docs to adopt kids
At a time when police are dilly-dallying over arresting Vipul Ajmera, Neemuch residents have come forward to help the three children who were grievously hurt in the hit-and-run case.
Locals have collected Rs 2 lakh for the treatment of the Gudaliya crildren, identified as Pooja, 10, Tufan, 8, and Ranu, 6.
Private medical practitioners Dr Deepak Singhal, Dr Yashwant Patidar and Dr Pawan Ojha on Tuesday said they will adopt one child each and also provide them free-of-cost treatment till they recovered completely.
The benevolence of the locals and doctors comes at a time when the family members of the accused have denounced the incident as a “regular road accident.”
Shockingly, when Neemuch Bar Association member, advocate Manish Joshi, contacted the accused Vipul Ajmera’s father Sushil Ajmera and asked him if he would extend financial help to the injured children on humanitarian ground, he had said that “it is an accident” and “several such road accidents occur daily.”
The apathy of the Ajmera family is much reminiscent of the singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s tweet that roads are meant for cars and dogs and not for people to sleep on, after the court verdict in the Salman Khan hit-and-run case on May 6.
The victims, who belong to a nomadic community, had a hand-to-mouth existence and lived on the leftover food the family collected from the nearby markets. At night, the family would sleep on the footpath under the open sky.
After the accident, the three children were admitted at a government hospital in a serious condition with multiple fractures, broken pelvic girdle and raptured ligaments.
The victims were shifted to a private hospital after doctors came to know about the great loss of the children. They were operated on at the private hospital and were declared stable on Tuesday.
Cracks on the newly-built yet-to-be-commissioned approach road leading to the ₹111Cr Nerul Jetty have raised doubts on the quality of construction work done by the CIDCO. The 650m flyover is still not operational. However, the area is frequented by morning walkers who observed these cracks. CIDCO, however, said the cracks were not a major concern. Private structural consultants, however, differ with CIDCO and have expressed concern after seeing photographs taken just three days apart.
MIA sources here said both the flights landed in Bengaluru and took off for Mangaluru later. The flight from Dubai was scheduled to land in Mangaluru at 4.40 am, but was diverted to Bengaluru and landed in Mangaluru only at 8.49 am. The flight from Dammam was scheduled to land in Mangaluru at 5.05 am. The Bahrain-Kannur-Mangaluru plane will also be delayed, the sources said. The Mangaluru to Dubai flight was also delayed.
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The Uttarakhand Transport Corporation has ordered a probe after finding irregularities in the food bills of bus drivers and conductors at a temporary bus station set up during the Mahakumbh, officials said on Tuesday. The managing director of the Uttarakhand Transport Corporation, Rohit Meena has taken cognizance of the matter directing subordinate officials to look into the matter. Later a payment was done for 1,164 people for an amount of ₹1.09 lakh.