Video shows stabbed, bleeding teen kept waiting at Ghaziabad police station, probe ordered
The video shows policemen at the station keeping Qadir waiting for nearly 20 minutes and finishing their documentation, rather than rushing him to a hospital urgently.Updated: Jul 17, 2017 15:59 IST
Uttar Pradesh police have launched a probe against officers of Vijay Nagar police station in Ghaziabad for their alleged laxity and inhumane behaviour in rushing the victim of a knife attack to a hospital.
A video of the incident was recorded by a local resident and uploaded online and was widely shared on social media.
Fourteen-year-old Qadir from Vijay Nagar had reached the police station around 11am on Friday with a stab wound on his hand. A disturbing video of the incident uploaded online shows Qadir pacing around at the police station complex in pain, with blood running down his hand. The boy, in a desperate attempt to stop the bleeding, had covered his wound with his shirt.
The video shows policemen at the station keeping Qadir waiting for nearly 20 minutes and finishing their documentation, rather than rushing him to a hospital urgently.
“I was speaking on my mobile phone when some neighbours arrived and tried to snatch my phone. When I resisted, one of them stabbed me,” Qadir said.
The video of the boy bleeding heavily and roaming inside the police station was captured by a local man and soon went viral on social media.
Later, the boy and his mother, who was also injured in the attack, were rudely packed off in an auto rickshaw to a nearby hospital. One of the constables on duty handed the women their documents and said, “Pakdo isey, chalo... (Hold this and get going).” The constable is later heard telling the auto driver to take them to a hospital where he would be reaching soon.
Station house officer (SHO) of Vijay Nagar Naresh Kumar Singh said that a case has been registered against the attackers and legal proceedings are underway.
Senior police officials on Saturday took cognizance of the video and said that they had initiated an inquiry into the behaviour of the personnel at the Vijay Nagar station.
“We have set up an inquiry into the incident. The officials were busy preparing documentation which is to be sent to the hospital for medical examination. But the officials should have shown proper behaviour and attended to the injured boy first. We will fix responsibility of the officials after the inquiry,” said Manisha Singh, circle officer (city I).
First Published: Jul 16, 2017 18:41 IST