MP Vyapam whistleblower’s father hit by car

Ashish Chaturvedi

BHOPAL: Vyapam whistleblower Ashish Chaturvedi’s father was knocked down in a hitand-run in Gwalior on Saturday.

He lay writhing on the road for 35 minutes while five cops stood and watched rather than help him, Chaturvedi alleged.

Chaturvedi said his father Om Prakash was on a scooter when a car hit him at Gwalior’s Chetakpuri square. He said a police vehicle and five cops were on the spot, but none of them helped. “My father called me up… When I reached, I was shocked to see him lying on the road. His wrist was broken. Had it been a head injury, he wouldn’t have survived,” said Chaturvedi. His father is admitted to a government hospital.

While Gwalior SP Ashish did not respond to calls, range IG Anil Kumar refused to comment on the case. “My father was on the road for 37 minutes without help. These cops could have admitted him in any hospital,” Chaturvedi said.

The incident took place under Jhansi Road police station against which Chaturvedi had filed a case, accusing cops of harassing him by keeping him under 24×7 surveillance.

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