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AAP to the rescue: Plans incentive scheme to help road accident victims

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 August 2016, 15:40 IST

In wake of the recent incident in Delhi's Subhash Nagar area where an e-rickshaw driver bled to death from his injuries after being hit by a speeding tempo as no one came to his rescue, Health Minister Satyendra Jain today said the Delhi Government has planned an incentive scheme to help road accident victims.

Saying that the incentive scheme will be implemented soon, Jain said it would be sent to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung for approval.

"To save someone's life is priceless. We will also publicly felicitate such people," he said.

Expressing grief over the incident, Jain also urged the public to help victims while giving an assurance that the person helping out will neither be questioned nor harassed.

"I was extremely sad after reading this news. First of all, I think people are scared of the fact that they will land in some trouble if they help anybody. I would like to appeal to everyone that it is the Supreme Court's order that nobody will be questioned or harassed. We take full responsibility of this fact," he said.

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The victim, identified as Matibool, a resident of West Bengal, lay bleeding on the road for close to 90 minutes after the accident before a police team reached the spot and rushed him to a nearby hospital.

No one had come to his aid in the meantime. The CCTV footage showed that a rickshaw-puller stopped near the bleeding victim and made away with his mobile phone that was lying nearby.

The police is examining the footage of the incident.


First published: 11 August 2016, 15:40 IST