Ghaziabad: Two men ride with ‘dead’ man on bike for 10km to reach hospital
The two guards thought that the man was serious and took him on the bike. It is also possible that he may have died midway and the two men did not realise that, the police saidUpdated: May 31, 2017 22:34 IST
Two security guards on early Wednesday morning carried a ‘dead’ man on their motorcycle and drove nearly 10km from Vasundhara Sector-2B to MMG district hospital in Ghaziabad to get him treated.
They were in for shock when the doctors declared the man dead on arrival.
The two guards, Amarnath Pandey and Hari Mangal, had come for their morning shift at a housing society in Vasundhara and found the victim, Gajpal Singh, who also worked as a secusity guard, unconscious. Instead of waiting for an ambulance, they decided to help Singh and rushed him on the bike to the hospital.
“The distance to the hospital was about 10km and they drove fast as there was hardly any traffic. But the man was already dead when they reached the hospital. The post-mortem report confirmed that he died due to an illness. In the morning, SIngh had called his supervisor to say that he was unwell. The two guards thought that the man was serious and took him on the bike. It is also possible that he may have died midway and the two men did not realise that,” said PK Tripathi, station house officer, Indirapuram.
“The doctors informed the police and we picked up the two for questioning. Later, when they told us the entire incident, we allowed them to go,” Tripathi said.
Police said Singh had left his house in Arthala around 8.30pm on the intervening night of May 30 and 31. He used to return home by 5am after his night duty, but he did not do so on Wednesday morning. When he did not attend calls, Singh’s family approached the police and forwarded a complaint.
First Published: May 31, 2017 22:33 IST