Aurangabad,8 April-2014(IANS/PTI): In a case of shocking neglect, the CRPF Deputy Commandant who was hurt in an IED blast on Monday has succumbed to his injuries. The officer died after an alleged delay in medical help. He allegedly received no medical attention for over two hours.
Injured CRPF Deputy Commandant Died due to alleged delay in medical help
The blast took place near Baranda More under Dibra police station of Aurangabad district in Bihar. The three killed are CRPF Commandant Indrajeet Singh and constables T Panna and Pawan Kumar.
The incident took place around 11 am on Monday but he could not get any medical help till 5 pm. To add to the apathy towards the officer, there was no ambulance at the spot and he was taken to the hospital in a local private bus. Even at the hospital, there was no senior officer present and he was only treated by junior doctors who did not have adequate medical facilities.
After the blast a profusely bleeding Indrajeet kept on crying for medical help for over 2 hours. He appealed to the officials to send in a helicopter for medical evacuation and told his colleagues to save him as he had two small children and his wife to take care of.
“I am lying here from the last two hours. There are no doctors here. Please save me or otherwise I will die. I have small kids. I am appealing to the PM, President of India to please save me. I am appealing to my DGP please help me out and save my life.”
He was taken to Aurangabad Sadar Hospital and finally a helicopter was flown in from Patna and Singh was airlifted to Ranchi’s Apollo Hospital in Jharkhand where he succumbed to his injuries.
Refusing to react on the issue, DG CRPF, Dilip Trivedi said that the IG has been sent to the spot and will only react after he gets a report.
“Support couldn’t reach in time to our DC Inderjeet and that is a matter of inquiry. We have ordered IG level investigation. We can’t say anything before that,” Trivedi said.
IG CRPF MV Rao pressed on the need to double check the facts before saying anything adding that his will not affect the morale of the officers.
Security forces had received intelligence inputs about CPI-Maoists cadre planting landmines at Dibra More after which a team of Bihar Police and CRPF personnel reached the area. After detecting the mines, the officials called for bomb disposal squads from Gaya and Dehri-on-Sone.
But Gaya and Dehri-on-Sone police officials said they could not send the bomb disposal teams after which some CRPF personnel tried to defuse the mines resulting in a blast and the casualties.
The Gaya district administration is responsible for the medical attention to the officers in the area.