New Delhi: A 2-year-old child lost her life on Monday after an ambulance, which was ferrying her to a hospital got stuck in a traffic jam caused due to Bharat Bandh protest – that is being carried out by the Congress with the support of other 20 opposition parties.
Commenting on the death of their child, parents claimed that their daughter died as she failed to reach the hospital on time. Reports suggest that the ambulance was stuck in the traffic jams for several hours.
As per reports, the ambulance failed to reach the hospital on time and the girl died mid-way in the traffic jam.
While attacking Congress regarding the incident, BJP senior minister Ravi Shankar Prasad questioned Rahul Gandhi and asked that who will take the responsibility of this loss.
Additionally, he said that the minor girl would have been alive if the Congress workers had not blocked the roads. Congress is expected to address the following issue in a press briefing, set to take place at 4 pm today.
Criticising Congress over the child’s death, Prasad claimed that Congress is creating the atmosphere of fear in the nation.
Meanwhile, SDO of Bihar’s Jehanabad, Paritosh Kumar claimed that the death of the minor had nothing to do with the Bharat Bandh protest staged by the Congress. He added that relatives of the deceased left late from their home and that resulted in her death.
Apart from minor’s death, at least 12 long routes trains were also brought to a complete halt by the agitators. Workers of Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) also marked their protest against the fuel price hike by carrying a motorcycle on their shoulders.