Denial of treatment by three private hospitals allegedly claimed the life of a two-year-old toddler in Hyderabad, who was run over a car on Thursday. The incident was caught on CCTV cameras.
The victim was identified as Jaswanth, son of Nagesh.
The incident occurred at around 9:15am on Thursday morning, Jaswanth along with uncle stepped out from a Kirana store after purchasing chocolates near their residence in Madhava Nagar Colony in Saroornagar.
The video shows Jaswanth trying to cross the road on his own, without adult supervision. He failed to notice an oncoming car, which ran over him, leaving him grievously injured.
After the accident, the driver stopped the vehicle and locals along with his uncle reportedly took the grievously injured Jaswanth in the same car.
Speaking to mediapersons, locals alleged that the boy was taken to three private hospitals, which denied him treatment.
Locals alleged that they lost three crucial hours looking for a hospital which would provide treatment for the injured boy. Finally, he was rushed to the state-run Niloufer hospital, where he died while being treated, the police said.
The Saroornagar police informed TNM that they have seized the vehicle and have filed a case against the driver under section 304 A (causing death by negligence) of the IPC.
â€śThe driver fled from the hospital after leaving his car, fearing that he would be thrashed by the relatives of the boy,â€ť a police officer said.
He added that the boyâ€™s body had been shifted to Osmania Hospital. â€śThe post-mortem would be conducted tomorrow, following which further investigation would go on,â€ť he added.
This is not the first such tragic incident in the city this year.
In August, a two-year-old child in Vishnu Nagar area of Saidabad in Hyderabad was knocked down by a speeding car.
The girl, identified as Chaitra, was playing in front of her parentsâ€™ provision shop when she was hit by a speeding car. The driver sped away after the incident.
Though the girl was rushed to hospital immediately, she was declared brought dead.