Medics’ apathy ‘kills’ attack victim

THANJAVUR: After being severely injured in an attack by a gang, a 22-year-old succumbed after medics of the 108 ambulance services allegedly refused to ferry him to a nearby hospital in Thanja

Published: 15th May 2012 02:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2012 10:24 PM   |  A+A-

THANJAVUR: After being severely injured in an attack by a gang, a 22-year-old succumbed after medics of the 108 ambulance services allegedly refused to ferry him to a nearby hospital in Thanjavur and left him to die in the rain, on Sunday. According to eyewitnesses, a three-member gang attacked the unidentified man behind a Railway Police Force station here. They then left the injured youth at a railway track near the new entrance of the Thanjavur railway station.

Later, bystanders rescued the man, laid  him down under a tree and gave lime juice to drink. It was raining when the incident occurred.

Meanwhile, others in the vicinity alerted the 108 emergency services and an ambulance was subsequently reached the spot. However, the medics allegedly refused to ferry the injured man to the Thanjavur Medical College Hospital, reasoning that nobody was willing to accompany him.

An argument ensued between the bystanders, the medical personnel. The medics refused to relent. As the rain intensified, those assisting the youth also left and he subsequently succumbed.

Later, police visited the spot. A case has been filed.

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