In an incident that has resulted in much media outrage, an old man who was severely injured in an accident at Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday, died after policemen allegedly did not help him immediately.
The man who was rushed to hospital later succumbed. Asianet news reported that an elderly man was run down at East Fort in Thiruvananthapuram by a vehicle belonging to the Vikram Sarabhai Space centre.
A reporter who was at the place reported that the man lay in a pool of blood in for 30 minutes waiting for ambulance. The police came under criticism for not rushing him to the hospital. A video with The News Minute shows the man lying on the road, with police watching him, waiting for an ambulance. The police however say that the man was seriously injured, his leg almost fully severed from the body and it would have been unwise to move him in a police jeep.
"Both his legs were injured and if we tried to move him without a stretcher it would have been dangerous. So we had to wait for Police ambulance to reach the spot," Satheesh Kumar M.R Circle Inspector, Thiruvananthapuram North Traffic told TNM.
The unidentified man was admitted to the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital, and does not seem to be a Keralite as per the police.