DC orders inquiry into rag-picker's death

The Times of India News Service

AMBALA: Workers of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), led by district president Arjan Das Laharsa, shouted slogans outside Civil Hospital, Ambala City, on Saturday, in protest against the death of a ten-year-old rag-picker, Billa, a resident of Deha Colony, who died after being hit by an oil tanker near Dhulkot barrier, on the Ambala-Chandigarh road, on Friday.

Laharsa gave a memorandum to Ambala deputy commissioner (DC) D D Gautam, demanding an inquiry into the death which allegedly occurred due to a doctor's carelessness. The DC has ordered an inquiry by district health officer, Ambala. Residents of Deha Colony also alleged that the child died due to the negligence of a doctor, R C Jindal. Demanding action against the doctor, they blocked the road, after which the additional deputy commissioner, the SDM and the DSP arrived at the scene.

Meanwhile, the police have arrested the driver of the oil tanker, and impounded the vehicle.

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Published on: July 2, 2001
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